Daily Variety
April 29, 2005

'Ray,' 'Housewives; nab Prism honors
By Addie Morfoot

Jamie Foxx and "Ray" are still winning kudos, this time leading the Prism awards.

Entertainment Industry [sic] Council awards, doled out Thursday night at the Beverly Hills Hotel, are given for the accurate depiction of alcohol, drug and tobacco use in television, feature film, video, music and comic book entertainment.

Foxx won for performance in a theatrical feature for "Ray," while pic took home the prize for wide release feature film. "Desperate Housewives" was honored in the TV comedy multi-episode storyline category. Ray Liotta got the nod for performance in a drama series episode for television for "ER," and Christine Lahti was hailed for performance in a drama storyline for "Jack & Bobby."

Also winning was "A Love Song for Bobby Long," which took home the kudo for feature film-limited release.

Also honored: yakker "Dr. Phil" for "Addictions"; Spike, for "Untold-'Darryl Strawberry'"; HBO Family for "Smashed: Toxic Tales of Teens and Alcohol"; and ESPN, for "SportsCenter-Dexter Manley."

Thesp Gerald McRaney, one of the founding EIC board members and active trustees, was presented with the Larry Stewart Leadership & Inspiration award. Kudo is given for leadership and inspiration by example.

For a complete list of Prism recipients, go to Variety.com/prism.