Daily Variety
March 10, 2004

Prism noms honor addiction portrayals

By Addie Morfoot

"City of God," "Thirteen," "21 Grams," "Wonderland" and "Love and Diane" will compete for the Entertainment Industries Council's top Prism prize for theatrical feature film at the eighth annual Prism Awards on April 29. The list of 100 nominees for the kudocast, to be held at the Hollywood Palladium, were announced Tuesday. Show will be televised May 16 on FX Network.

Prisms fete the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction in movies, television, video, music, interactive and comicbook entertainment.

Benicio Del Torro ("21 Grams"), Holly Hunter ("Thirteen") and Dylan McDermott ("Wonderland") are among those nominated in the thesp. pool.

As for the studio/production shingle count, 20th Century Fox leads the way with 11 nominations. Others nominated include Paramount (nine), Universal (eight), Warner Bros. (six) plus David E. Kelley Prods. and Steven Boscho Prods. (three each).

Nommed for two each are Lions Gate, Carsey-Werner-Mandabach, Wolf Films, Greenblatt-Janollari, John Wells Prods., Hallmark Entertainment, LMNO Prods., Acme Prods. and Tannenbaum; Miramax has one nom.

Lifetime led the nets with 11 nominations, followed by ABC (nine); NBC (eight); CBS and E! Entertainment (six each); Discovery (four); HBO, MTV and Showtime (three each); UPN (two); and Fox, MSNBC, AMC and ESPN (one each).

For a complete list of nominees, go to variety.com/prism