Prisms scatter spotlight
Depictions of addictions lauded"Michael Clayton," "Georgia Rule" and "You Kill Me" were honored Thursday in the feature film categories of this year's Prism Awards, which recognize movies and TV shows for accurate depictions of mental health and substance abuse issues.
Warner Bros.' "Michael Clayton" received a bipolar disorder depiction award; "Georgia," from Universal and Morgan Creek Prods., won as a wide-release feature; and "You Kill Me" — distributed by IFC Films for Code Entertainment, Baum Echo Lake Rosenman and Bipolar Prods. — prevailed in a new category for limited-release films.
Shows honored in TV categories included ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," Fox's "The Simpsons" and NBC's "ER." The Larry Stewart Award for leadership and inspiration to industry peers colleagues was presented to Dr. Drew Pinsky, who teamed with VH1 to create "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" and "Celebrity Rehab Reunion."
Winners were feted at an awards gala Thursday night at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Prism Awards are staged by the nonprofit Entertainment Industries Council in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the FX network.
"The record-breaking number of submissions indicates how seriously the entertainment industry views their responsibility to include accurate depictions of addiction and other health issues in films and TV shows," EIC chief Brian Dyak said.
A complete list of winners can be found at THR.com.