Prism noms reflect well on 'Rachel,' 'Stop-Loss'


Sony Pictures Classics' relationships drama "Rachel Getting Married" and Paramount's military drama "Stop- Loss" were among films attracting nominations Wednesday for the Prism Awards, which honor noteworthy depictions of substance abuse and mental-health issues.

ABC's "Desperate Housewives" and "Grey's Anatomy," NBC's "The Office" and "Law & Order: SVU" and AMC's "Mad Men" were among the nominated TV series.

Winners will be announced April 23 during a ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The nonprofit Entertainment Industries Council produces the Prism Awards.

"All one has to do is watch the evening news to see how tough times are affecting the American psyche," EIC chief Brian Dyak said. "Increased risk of substance abuse and mental-health concerns is a reality, which dictates that we as an industry must rise to the call to be an industry of character and respect for our viewers."

ABC earned 11 nominations to lead companies, attracting recognition in an array of TV categories. (partialdiff)