'Smoking,' 'Sherrybaby' top Prism awards


Fox Searchlight's "Thank You for Smoking" and IFC's "Sherrybaby" were honored Tuesday with Prism Awards, presented annually by the Entertainment Industries Council for accurate depictions of drug, alcohol and tobacco use, addiction and mental health issues.

NBC Entertainment president Kevin Reilly was presented the Larry Stewart Leadership & Inspiration Award, which honors activities that reflect "the kind of leadership that is needed for the industry to address these issues."

EIC chief executive Brian Dyak said Reilly "helps set the example for what the industry can do to help get life-saving messages across to the public."

Joan and Melissa Rivers took home the Heritage Award for their telefilm "Starting Again" and "excellence in portraying substance abuse before the advent of the Prism Awards." And HBO was bestowed the Prism President's Award for a "comprehensive, multiplatform documentary programming initiative on addiction."

A complete list award recipients follows:

Feature Film -- Wide Release
Thank You for Smoking
(Fox Searchlight Pictures/Room 9 Entertainment/Content Film)

Feature Film -- Limited Release
(IFC Films/Sherry Films/Big Beach Prods. /Elevation Filmworks/Red Envelope Entertainment)

Film Festival
Shelf Life
(Cinequest/Needs More Nudity Prods.)

Original DVD
Most High
(Netflix/2nd Act Films)

Comedy Series Episode
Family Guy -- "Deep Throats"
(Fox Broadcasting Co./20th Century Fox Television/Fuzzy Door Prods.)

Comedy Series Multi-Episode Storyline
Desperate Housewives
(Episodes: "One More Kiss"/"We're Gonna Be All Right"/"Thank You So Much"/"There's Something About a War"/"Silly People"/"There Is No Other Way"/"Could I Leave You?"/"Everybody Says Don't"/"Don't Look at Me")
(ABC Entertainment/Touchstone Television/Cherry Prods.)

Performance in a Comedy Series
Judith Light, Ugly Betty

Drama Series Episode
ER -- "Reason to Live"
(NBC Entertainment/Warner Bros. Television/Amblin Television/Constant C Prods.)

Performance in a Drama Series Episode
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline
(Episodes: "Fools for Love"/"Que Sera Sera"/"Finding Judas"/"Merry Little Christmas")
(Fox Broadcasting Co./NBC Universal Television Studio/Heel & Toe Films/Bat Hat Harry Prods./Shore Z Prods.)

Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline
Rene Auberjonois, Boston Legal
Jayne Brook, Boston Legal

Daytime Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline
All My Children: JR's Alcoholism
(ABC Entertainment)

Daytime Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline
Maurice Benard, General Hospital

TV Movie or Miniseries
Augusta, Gone
(Lifetime Television/Robert Greenwald Prods./ Nightstar Prods.)
Our Very Own
(Starz!/GADA Films / Miramax Films)

Performance in a TV Movie
Keith Carradine, Our Very Own
Allison Janney, Our Very Own

TV Talk Show Episode
Dr. Phil -- "Addicted Twins Pts. 1-3"
(Harpo Prods./CBS Paramount Domestic Television/King World Prods./Peteski Prods.)

TV Biographical Series Episode or Special
American Experience -- "Eugene O'Neill"
(PBS/WGBH Boston)

TV Unscripted Nonfiction Series Episode or Special
Intervention: Season 2
(A&E Network/GRB Entertainment)

TV Documentary Series Episode or Special
Frontline--"The Meth Epidemic"
(PBS/WGBH Boston/Rain Media)

TV News Magazine Segment
Anderson Cooper 360: Hiding in Plain Sight -- Alcoholism
(Episodes: "The Science of Alcoholism"/"Alcohol at Work"/"Sober Housing"/"Drinking and Drowning")

TV Teen Series Episode or Special
True Life -- "I'm Addicted to Crystal Meth"
(Gigantic TV/MTV News & Documentaries)

Interactive Media
It's My Life
(PBS/Castle Works Inc.)

Community Service Project
CBS Cares
(CBS Television Network)

Mental Health Award
American Dad -- "The American Dad After School Special"
(Fox Broadcasting Co./Fox Broadcasting Co./20th Century Fox Television/Fuzzy Door Prods./Underdog)

Bipolar Disorder Award
Jelly Smoke
(Jellysmoke Llc.)

PRISM Heritage Award
Melissa Rivers, Starting Again
Joan Rivers, Starting Again

EIC President's Award
Addiction Programming Initiative

Larry Stewart Leadership & Inspiration Award
Kevin Reilly, president, NBC Entertainment