The Hollywood Reporter
April 29-May 1, 2005

'Ray,' 'ER,' 'Lost' shine at PRISMs

By Gail Schiller

"Ray" and TV hits "Desperate Housewives," "ER" and "Lost" were among the winners Thursday at the ninth annual PRISM Awards, which recognize accurate depictions of drug, alcohol and tobacco use in entertainment.

Presented by the Entertainment Industries Council in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, FX, News Corp. and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the PRISM Awards were handed out at a gala dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The ninth annual PRISM Awards will air Sept. 4 on FX as a one-hour special.

Other awarded winners included Jamie Foxx for performance in a feature film for "Ray"; Katey Sagal for performance in a comedy series for "8 Simple Rules"; Ray Liotta for performance in a drama episode for "ER"; and Christine Lahti for performance in a drama story line for "Jack & Bobby."

UPN's "One on One" won for TV comedy episode; "ER" won for TV drama episode; and "Lost" and "Queer as Folk" tied for the TV drama multiepisode story line. While "Ray" won for wide release feature film, "A Love Song for Bobby Long" won for limited release feature film.

"All My Children" won the PRISM Award for TV daytime drama multiepisode story line, Lifetime's "Gracie's Choice" won for TV movie or miniseries and "Dr. Phil" won for TV talk show episode. "Desperate Housewives" won for TV comedy multiepisode story line for episodes dealing with Lynette's Ritalin addiction.