Associated Press
May 8, 2003

Prism Award to "Skins" for realistic depiction of alcohol abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Skins," the independent film about life on an Indian reservation, was honored for its accurate depiction of alcohol use and addiction at the seventh annual Prism Awards.

The awards are presented by the Entertainment Industries Council Inc. in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Health for works the groups believe do the best jon of accurately portraying drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse.

"Skins," about two Sioux Indian brothers facing unemployment, violence and alcohol abuse, won the Prism award for best theatrical feature film.

In a new theatrical performance category added this year, Val Kilmer was honored for his portrayal of a vengeful widower who becomes hooked on methamphetamine in "Salton Sea." Television performance went to Neve Campbell, Bernie Mac, John Spencer, Tim Matheson and Noah WYle.

The awards ceremony took place Thursday at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre and is scheduled to air on the FX Network in May.

The following is a complete list of PRISM winners: