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:
Theatrical Feature Film: "Skins"
Performance in a Theatrical Film: Val Kilmer, "Salton Sea"
Prism Film Festival Award: "Never Get Outta the Boat"
TV Comedy Series Episode: "Yes, Dear: Jimmy Saves the Day," CBS
TV Comedy Series Multi-Episode Storyline: "The Bernie Mac Show: Sweet Home Chicago," FOX
Performance in a TV Comedy Series: Bernie Mac, "The Bernie Mac Show"
TV Drama Series Episode: "Strong Medicine: Contraindictions," Lifetime
Performance in a TV Drama Series: Tim Matheson and John Spencer, "The West Wing," NBC
TV Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline: "ER: Abby's Alcoholism," NBC
Performance in a TV Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline: Noah Wyle, "ER," NBC
TV Daytime Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline: "The Young and the Restless: Episode #7447 and 7450," CBS
TV Movie or Miniseries: "Wasted," MTV
Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Neve Campbell, "Last Call," Showtime
TV Children's Live Action or Animated Series Episode or Special: "Ozzie and Drix: Where There's Smoke," WB
TV Teen Non-Fiction Series Episode or Special: "Flipped: Smoking and Tobacco," MTV
TV Biographical Series Episode or Special: "VH1's Behind the Music: Aerosmith," VH1 and "The E! True Hollywood Story: Andy Dick," E!
TV Documentary or Newsmagazine Series Episode or Special: "Sudden Impact: The Ripple Effects of Drunk Driving," NBC
TV Unscripted Non-Fiction Series Episode or Special: "Judge Hatchett: Carrie's Out of Rehab," Sony Pictures Television
TV Talk Show Series Episode: "The Ricki Lake Show: Ephedra: Miracle Supplement or Deadly Drug?" Sony Pictures Television
Music Recording: Kenny Chesney, "The Good Stuff," and Ivan Neville, "Ode to 5 a.m."
Comic Book Issue or Multi-Issue Storyline: "Cat Woman #1, 6-9"
Community Service Effort: AnimAction TEAM Awards.