'Crazy Heart' among Prism Awards noms

Film's stars Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal also cited

Sony Pictures Entertainment earned 11 nods to lead all studios and networks nominated for the 14th annual Prism Awards, which honor TV shows and movies that address issues related to drug, alcohol and tobacco use; mental illness; bipolar disorder; depression; and suicide.

Among the top feature film nominees are "Crazy Heart," "Brothers," "Julia," "Answer Man," "A Single Man" and "The Soloist."

Oscar-nominated Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal ("Crazy Heart") are nominated for performance in a feature film along with Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx ("The Soloist") and Tobey Maguire ("Brothers").

"The Simpsons," which has won in the past, is nominated once again for comedy series episode along with "Glee," "How I Met Your Mother," "Monk" and "United States of Tara."

Nominees for performance in a comedy series are Dan Castellanetta ("The Simpsons"), Toni Collette ("United States of Tara"), Hector Elizondo and Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") and Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother").

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Dramatic nominees include "The Cleaner," "ER," "Hawthorne," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Leverage," "CSI: Miami," "House," "Law & Order," "Lie to Me" and "Mental."

For dramas with a multi-episode story line, the nominees include "Breaking Bad," "Grey's Anatomy," "In Treatment," "Nurse Jackie" and "Private Practice."

Among miniseries and TV movies, nominees include "America," "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story," "Grey Gardens," "Natalee Holloway" and "Prayers for Bobby."

The awards are presented by the Entertainment Industries Council, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the FX cable TV network. Nominees were announced Thursday by EIC CEO Brian Dyak.

"This year's nominees are a remarkable mix of popular entertainment that also have a message," said John Landgraf, president and GM of FX and chairman of the Prism Awards Honorary Committee.

A complete list of nominations can be found on the next page.


Feature Film - Substance Use
Answer Man (Magnolia Pictures/Messick Films/iDeal Partners Film Fund)
Crazy Heart (Fox Searchlight Pictures/Informant Media/Butcher's Run Films)
Julia (Magnolia Pictures/Les Productions Bagheera)

Feature Film - Mental Health
Brothers (Lionsgate Films/Michael De Luca Productions/Palomar Pictures/Relativity Media)
A Single Man (The Weinstein Co./Artina Films/Depth of Field/Fade to Black Productions)
The Soloist (Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures/Working Title Films)

Performance in a Feature Film
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Robert Downey, Jr., The Soloist
Jamie Foxx, The Soloist
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart
Tobey Maguire, Brothers

Comedy Series
Glee - "Vitamin D" (Fox Broadcasting Co./20th Century Fox Television)
How I Met Your Mother - "Last Cigarette Ever" (CBS Entertainment/20th Century Fox Television/Bays-Thomas)
Monk - "Mr. Monk Goes to Group Therapy" (USA Network/Mandeville Films/ABC Studios)
The Simpsons - "The Good, The Sad and the Drugly" (Fox Broadcasting Co./20th Century Fox Television/Gracie Films)
United States of Tara: Season 1 (Showtime Networks/DreamWorks Television)

Performance in a Comedy Series
Dan Castellanetta, The Simpsons
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Hector Elizondo, Monk
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Tony Shalhoub, Monk

Drama Series Episode - Substance Use
The Cleaner - "The Turtle and the Butterfly" (A&E Network/CBS Television Studios/Once a Frog Productions)
ER - "And in the End" (NBC Entertainment/Warner Bros. Television/Amblin Television/Constant c Productions)
Hawthorne - "Trust Me" (TNT/100% Women Productions/John Masius Productions/Fanfare Productions/Sony Pictures Television)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - "Hammered" (NBC Entertainment/Universal Media Studios/Wolf Films)
Leverage - "The 12 Step Job" (TNT/Electric Entertainment)

Drama Series Episode - Mental Health
CSI: Miami - "Head Case" (CBS Entertainment/Jerry Bruckheimer Television/CBS Television Studios/Alliance Atlantis Television Productions)
House - "Simple Explanation" (Fox Broadcasting Co./Universal Media Studios/Heel & Toe Films/Bat Hat Harry Productions/Shore Z Productions)
Law & Order - "Exchange" (NBC Entertainment/Universal Media Studios/Wolf Films)
Lie to Me - "Grievous Bodily Harm" (Fox Broadcasting Co./20th Century Fox Television/Imagine Entertainment)
Mental - "Lines in the Sand" (Fox Broadcasting Co./Fox Television Studios)

Performance in a Drama Episode
Dann Florek, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Timothy Hutton, Leverage
Hugh Laurie, House
Jada Pinkett Smith, HawthoRNe
John Stamos, ER

Drama Series Multi-Episode Story Line
Breaking Bad: Season 2 (AMC / Sony Pictures Television)
Grey's Anatomy - "I Will Follow You Into the Dark"/"Elevator Love Letter"/"No Good at Saying Sorry" (ABC Entertainment/ABC Studios/Shondaland/Mark Gordon Co.)
In Treatment - "Walter, Weeks 1 - 7" (HBO Entertainment/Closest to the Hole Productions/Leverage Entertainment)
Nurse Jackie: Season 1 (Showtime Network/Lionsgate Television/Caryn Mandabach Production/Jackson Group Entertainment)
Private Practice - "Contamination"/"What Women Want"/"Yours, Mine and Ours" (ABC Entertainment/ABC Studios/Shondaland/Mark Gordon Co.)

Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Story Line
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
John Mahoney, In Treatment
Kevin McKidd, Grey's Anatomy
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

TV Movie or Miniseries
America (Lifetime Television/The Sanitsky Company/Sony Pictures Television)
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (TNT/The Hatchery/ ony Pictures Television)
Grey Gardens (HBO Films/Specialty Films/Locomotive)
Natalee Holloway (Lifetime Television/Von Zerneck Sertner Films/Sony Pictures Television)
Prayers for Bobby (Lifetime Television/Daniel Sladek Entertainment/Once Upon a Time Films/Permut Presentations)

Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
Kimberly Elise, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
Rosie O'Donnell, America
Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby

Daytime Drama Series
As the World Turns: Carly's Alcohol Story (CBS Entertainment/TeleNext Media)
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS Entertainment/Sony Pictures Television/Lee-Phillip TV Prods.)
Days of Our Lives (NBC Entertainment/Sony Pictures Television/Corday Productions)
One Life to Live: Cole Thornhart: Breaking Point (ABC Daytime)

Talk Show Episode
The Doctors - "Shocking New Drug Dangers" (Stage 29 Productions/CBS Television Distribution)
Dr. Phil - "OCD" (CBS Television Distribution/Peteski Productions)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show - "Marie Osmond/Howie Mandel" (Telepictures Productions/Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution)
Shatner's Raw Nerve - "Rush Limbaugh" (BIO/Scott Sternberg Productions)
The Steve Wilkos Show - "Teen Girls, Tough Topics Pts. 1 and 2" (NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution)

News Magazine Segment
Campbell Brown - "Aderall Addiction" (CNN)
ESPN Outside the Lines - "Tony Mandarich" (ESPN)
Inside Edition - "Night Club Dangers" (CBS Television Distribution)
Primetime - "Inside the Therapy Room: Children Battle Their OCD" (ABC News)
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel - "Barret Robbins" (HBO Sports)

Teen or Children's Program
Degrassi: The Next Generation - "Bad Medicine" (TeenNick/Epitome Pictures/CTV)
Degrassi: The Next Generation - "Causing a Commotion" (TeenNick/Epitome Pictures/CTV)
Degrassi: The Next Generation - "Just Can't Get Enough" (TeenNick/Epitome Pictures/CTV)
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee - "Kids in Rehab" (Nickelodeon/Lucky Duck Productions)

Documentary Program - Substance Use
Chances: The Women of Magdalene (Documentary Channel/Tom Neff Productions)
CNN Presents - "Addiction: Life on the Edge" (CNN)
Gone Too Far: Season 1 (MTV/Gigantic! Productions/ISH Entertainment)
Intervention: Season 5 (A&E Network/GRB Entertainment)
Vanguard - "The OxyContin Express" (Current TV)

Documentary Program - Mental Health
The Alzheimer's Project (HBO Documentary Films/Planet Grande Pictures)
Frontline - "The Released" (PBS/WGBH/Mead Street Films)
Hoarders: Season 1 (A&E Network/Screaming Flea Productions)
My Mother's Garden (MSNBC)
Obsessed: Season 1 (A&E Network/Tijuana Entertainment)

Biographical Program
Betty Ford: The Real Deal (PBS/MacNeil Lehrer Productions)
In a Dream (HBO Documentary Films/Herzliya Films/Red Light Films)
Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyers Cut) (IFC/Eagle Rock Film Productions)
The Nine Lives of Marion Barry (HBO Documentary Films/Cactus Three)

Unscripted Nonfiction Program
The Celebrity Apprentice - "Episode 805" (NBC Entertainment/Mark Burnett Productions)
Judge Jeanine Pirro - "Fleischer vs. Robinson" (Telepictures Productions/Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution)
Ruby - "Episode 208" (Style Network/Gay Rosenthal Productions)
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew: Season 1 (VH1/Irwin Entertainment)
Sober House: Season 1 (VH1/Irwin Entertainment)

Music or Music Video
VIII Days Clean: "Open Up" (EGI2 Entertainment)
Half of Us: When I Can't Take It - "La Di Da" (mtvU)
Laura C: The Gift of Brokenness (In Recovery Music)

Public Service Project
Half of Us (mtvU)
NBC Universal's The More You Know (NBC Television Network)
The Recovery Project (A&E Network)

Comic Book or Graphic Novel
Air #15 - 16 (Vertigo Comics/DC Comics)
New Avengers: The Reunion (Marvel Entertainment)
Luna Park (Vertigo Comics/DC Comics)
Scalped: High Lonesome (Vertigo Comics/DC Comics)