EIC Announces Nominations for 17th Annual PRISM Awards Including Performances by Denzel Washington, Bradley Cooper, Claire Danes, Mark Harmon, Kiefer Sutherland

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2013

The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) has announced the nominees for the scripted categories of the 17th Annual PRISM Awards. The PRISM Awards honor TV, movie, music, DVD, and comic book entertainment that accurately depicts drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction, as well as mental health issues. The Nomination Review Committee of over 80 representatives of both the entertainment industry and health field, selected nominees from over 400 productions submitted, according to Brian Dyak, President and CEO of EIC.

“We are thrilled to be the flagship network working with Entertainment Industries Council and the 17th Annual PRISM Awards. The entertainment industry continues to create dynamic productions about mental health and substance use that are both insightful and meaningful. We salute all the nominees and the numerous airing partners who help bring the positive, proactive messages created to vast audiences,” said John Landgraf, FX Networks President and PRISM Awards Honorary Committee Chairman.

“Powerful stories about mental health not only raises public awareness, but may also encourages people to recognize and address these issues in their personal lives. PRISM Awards aggregate these topics from media and spotlight the impact our industry has to create positive change in people’s lives,” Dr. Drew Pinsky, TV host and longtime PRISM Awards supporter.

In the Feature Film categories, nominees were Barrymore (Image Entertainment), California Solo (Strand Releasing), Deep in the Heart (28 Entertainment), Flight (Paramount), Least Among Saints (Papazian Hirsch), Return (Focus World), Silver Linings Playbook (Weinstein Co.), and Smashed (Sony Classics). Feature film performances nominated were Linda Cardellini (Return), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Aaron Paul (Smashed), Christopher Plummer (Barrymore) and Denzel Washington (Flight).

For Comedy Series, nominated episodes or multi-episode storylines hailed from Anger Management (FX), Glee (Fox), Go On (NBC), Modern Family (ABC), New Normal (NBC), Nurse Jackie (Showtime), Up All Night (NBC), and Whitney (NBC). Nominated comedy performances were Will Arnett (Up All Night), Justin Bartha (New Normal), Whitney Cummings (Whitney), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), and Matthew Perry (Go On).

Drama Episodes nominated were from Army Wives (Lifetime), Awake (NBC), Chicago Fire (NBC), CSI: New York (CBS), The Good Wife (CBS), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), The Mob Doctor (Fox), Necessary Roughness (USA), Parenthood (NBC), and Southland (TNT). Michael Cudlitz (Southland), Wendy Davis (Army Wives), Jason Isaacs (Awake), Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), and Callie Thorne (Necessary Roughness) were nominated for Performance in a Drama Episode.

In the area of Drama Multi-Episode Storylines, nods went to American Horror Story (FX), Army Wives (Lifetime), Breaking Bad (AMC), Elementary (CBS), Homeland (Showtime), Justified (FX), Nashville (ABC), NCIS (CBS), 90210 (CW), Nurse Jackie (Showtime), Sons of Anarchy (FX), and Touch (Fox). Performance nominations for multi-episode stories went to Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Claire Danes (Homeland), Mark Harmon (NCIS), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), Lucy Liu (Elementary), Neal McDonough (Justified), Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), and Kiefer Sutherland (Touch).

Duke (Hallmark) and Of Two Minds (Lifetime) earned nominations for TV Movie or Miniseries. Also nominated was daytime drama series Days of Our Lives (NBC). In the Teen or Children’s Program arena, nominees were three storylines from Degrassi: The Next Generation (TeenNick).

Among networks, NBC came out on top with 13 nominations, followed by FX (7), CBS (6), ABC (5), then Lifetime and Showtime (4 each), AMC and TeenNick (3 each), and TNT and USA (2 each). 20th Century Fox/Fox 21 took the number one slot among studios with 14 nominations, followed by Universal/Focus (12), Sony (10), ABC and CBS (7 each), Lionsgate (5), FX (4), and Paramount, Warner Bros. and Weinstein Co. (2 each).

“The national conversation about mental health is vibrant and all-encompassing with people increasingly interested in diagnosis, treatment and resilience. Entertainment creators can change attitudes and behaviors through accurate portrayals, reducing stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health. The PRISM Awards shines a spotlight on the power of mass media and honors those who engage in the ART of making a difference by bringing authentic, empowering, and even educational characters and storylines to life,” said Dyak.

Winners will be announced during a ceremony on April 25, 2013 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The 17th Annual PRISM Awards Showcase is set to be nationally televised on September 14, 2013 through flagship airing partner FX Network, as well as other cable networks, broadcast stations, video on demand, and online.

17th Annual PRISM Awards Nominations

Feature Film – Substance Use

Barrymore
(Image Entertainment / The Peapack Co.)
Director: Erik Canuel
Writer: Erik Canuel, William Luce
Producer: Garth H. Drabinsky

California Solo
(Strand Releasing / Cherry Sky Films / Harp Productions / Syncopated Films / Whitewater Films)
Director: Marshall Lewy
Writer: Marshall Lewy
Producer: Mynette Louie

Deep in the Heart
(28 Entertainment)
Director: Christopher Cain
Writer: Josh Fasulo, Brian A. Hoffman
Producer: Scott Duthie, Brian A. Hoffman

Flight
(Paramount Pictures / ImageMovers / Parkes+MacDonald)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: John Gatins
Producer: Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke

Smashed
(Sony Pictures Classics / Super Crispy Entertainment)
Director: James Ponsoldt
Writer: James Ponsoldt, Susan Burke
Producer: Jonathan Schwartz, Andrea Sperling, Jennifer Cochis

Feature Film – Mental Health

Least Among Saints
(Papazian Hirsch Entertainment)
Director: Martin Papazian
Writer: Martin Papazian
Producer: Robert Papazian, James G. Hirsch

Return
(Focus World / Fork Films / Meredith Vieira Productions)
Director: Liza Johnson
Writer: Liza Johnson
Producer: Noah Harlan, Ben Howe, Liza Johnson

Silver Linings Playbook
(The Weinstein Co. / Mirage Enterprises)
Director: David O. Russell
Writer: David O. Russell
Producer: Bruce Cohen, Jonathan Gordon, Donna Gigliotti

Performance in a Feature Film

Linda Cardellini, Return
(Focus World / Fork Films / Meredith Vieira Productions)

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
(The Weinstein Co. / Mirage Enterprises)

Aaron Paul, Smashed
(Sony Pictures Classics / Super Crispy Entertainment)

Christopher Plummer, Barrymore
(Image Entertainment / The Peapack Co.)

Denzel Washington, Flight
(Paramount Pictures / ImageMovers / Parkes+MacDonald)

Comedy Series Episode or Multi-Episode Storyline – Substance Use

Modern Family – “Arrested”
(ABC Entertainment / 20th Century Fox Television / Steven Levitan Productions / Picador Productions)
Executive Producers: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O’Shannon, Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh, Bill WRubel, Danny Zuker, Jeffrey Richman, Abraham Higginbotham
Writer: Becky Mann, Audra Sielaff
Director: Gail Mancuso

New Normal – “Baby Proofing”
(NBC Entertainment / 20th Century Fox Television / Ryan Murphy Productions / Ali Adler is Here Productions)
Executive Producers: Ryan Murphy, Ali Adler, Dante Di Loreto
Writer: Robert Sudduth
Director: Max Winkler

Nurse Jackie: Season 4
(Showtime Networks / Lionsgate Television / Jackson Group Entertainment / Madison Grain Elevator / De Long Lumber / Caryn Mandabach Productions)
Executive Producers: Richie Jackson
Writer: Liz Brixius, Liz Flahive, Ellen Fairey, Rajiv Joseph, Wyndham Lewis
Director: Linda Wallem, Seith Mann, Bob Balaban, Miguel Arteta, Randall Einhorn

Up All Night – “I Can’t Quit You”
(NBC Entertainment / Universal Television / Broadway Video)
Executive Producers: Lorne Michaels, Emily Spivey, Tucker Cawley, Erin David
Writer: Tim McAuliffe
Director: Jennifer Getzinger

Whitney – “Something Old, Something New”
(NBC Entertainment / Universal Television / Stuber Television / Bluegrass Television)
Executive Producers: Scott Stuber, Quan Phung, Betsy Thomas, Barry Katz, Andy Ackerman, Whitney Cummings
Writer: Kirk J. Rudell
Director: Andy Ackerman

Comedy Series Episode or Multi-Episode Storyline – Mental Health

Anger Management: Season 1
(FX Network / Lionsgate Television / Joe Roth Productions / Debmar-Mercury)
Executive Producers: Bruce Helford, Mark Burg, Dave Caplan, Joe Roth, Vince Totino
Writers: Bruce Helford, Kristy Grant, Dave Caplan, Bob Kushell, Daley Haggar, Shauna McGarry, Michael Loftus, Brian Posehn, Janae Bakken
Directors: Andy Cadiff, Gerry Cohen, Bob Koherr, Rob Schiller, Sam Simon,

Glee – “Glease”
(Fox Broadcasting Co. / 20th Century Fox Television / Ryan Murphy Productions / Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision)
Executive Producers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto, Ian Brennan
Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Director: Michael Uppendahl

Go On: Season 1
(NBC Entertainment / Universal Television / Silver and Gold Productions / Dark Toy Entertainment)
Executive Producers: Scott Silveri, Jon Pollack, Todd Holland, Karey Nixon
Writers: Scott Silveri, Lesley Wake, Liz Brixius, Mathew Harawitz, Dennis McNicholas, Jon Pollack
Directors: Todd Holland, Andy Ackerman, Jamie Babbit, Michael Engler, Millicent Shelton, Kevin Dowling, Ken Whittingham

Performance in a Comedy Series

Will Arnett, Up All Night
(NBC Entertainment / Universal Television / Broadway Video)

Justin Bartha, New Normal
(NBC Entertainment / 20th Century Fox Television / Ryan Murphy Productions / Ali Adler is Here Productions)

Whitney Cummings, Whitney
(NBC Entertainment / Universal Television / Stuber Television / Bluegrass Television)

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
(Showtime Networks / Lionsgate Television / Jackson Group Entertainment / Madison Grain Elevator / De Long Lumber / Caryn Mandabach Productions)

Matthew Perry, Go On
(NBC Entertainment / Universal Television / Silver and Gold Productions / Dark Toy Entertainment)

Drama Episode – Substance Use

Army Wives – “Domestic Maneuvers”
(Lifetime Television / ABC Studios / The Mark Gordon Co.)
Executive Producers: Jeff Melvoin, Mark Gordon
Writer: Bill Rinier
Director: Chris Peppe

Chicago Fire – “Professional Courtesy”
(NBC Entertainment / Universal Television / Wolf Films)
Executive Producers: Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Danielle Gelber, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Joe Chappelle, Peter Jankowski
Writer: Matt Olmstead
Director: Joe Chappelle

CSI: New York – “Late Admissions”
(CBS Entertainment / CBS Television Studios / Alliance Atlantis Television / Jerry Bruckheimer Television)
Executive Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Anthony E. Zuiker, Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Pam Veasey, Zachary Reiter, Jonathan Littman
Writer: Zachary Reiter
Director: Rob Bailey

The Mob Doctor – “Protect and Serve”
(Fox Broadcasting Co. / Sony Pictures Television / Osprey Production Group / Rooney McP Productions)
Executive Producers: Josh Berman, Rob Wright, Michael Dinner, Carla Kettner, Ken Olin
Writer: Carla Kettner
Director: Ken Olin

Necessary Roughness – “Might as Well Face It”
(USA Network / Universal Cable Productions / Sony Pictures Television / Still Married Productions)
Executive Producers: Jeffrey Lieber, Liz Cruger, Craig Shapiro, Kevin Dowling
Writer: Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi
Director: Daniel Sackheim

Drama Episode – Mental Health

Awake – “That’s Not My Penguin”
(NBC Entertainment / 20th Century Fox Television / Letter Eleven / Teakwood Lane Productions)
Executive Producers: Jeffrey Reiner, Kyle Killen, Howard Gordon
Writer: Kyle Killen, Noelle Valdivia
Director: Scott Winant

The Good Wife – “After the Fall”
(CBS Entertainment / CBS Television Studios / Scott Free Productions / King Size Productions / Small Wishes)
Executive Producers: Robert King, Michelle King, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David W. Zucker, Brooke Kennedy
Writer: Meredith Averill
Director: James Whitmore

Grey’s Anatomy – “Remember the Time”
(ABC Entertainment / ABC Studios / The Mark Gordon Co. / Shondaland)
Executive Producers: Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Rob Corn, Mark Gordon, Tony Phelan, Joan Rater
Writer: William Harper
Director: Tony Phelan

Parenthood – “I’ll Be Right There”
(NBC Entertainment / Universal Television / Imagine Television / True Jack Productions)
Executive Producers: Jason Katims, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Lawrence Trilling
Writer: Sarah Goldfinger
Director: Jessica Yu

Southland – “Legacy”
(TNT / Warner Bros. Television / John Wells Productions)
Executive Producers: John Wells, Christopher Chulack
Writer: Heather Zuhlke
Director: J. Michael Muro

Performance in a Drama Episode

Michael Cudlitz, Southland
(TNT / Warner Bros. Television / John Wells Productions)

Wendy Davis, Army Wives
(Lifetime Television / ABC Studios / The Mark Gordon Co.)

Jason Isaacs, Awake
(NBC Entertainment / 20th Century Fox Television / Letter Eleven / Teakwood Lane Productions)

Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
(ABC Entertainment / ABC Studios / The Mark Gordon Co. / Shondaland)

Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness
(USA Network / Universal Cable Productions / Sony Pictures Television / Still Married Productions)

Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline – Substance Use

American Horror Story – “Nor’easter” / “I Am Anne Frank Pt. 2” / “Dark Cousin”
(FX Network / 20th Century Fox Television / Ryan Murphy Productions / Brad Falchuk Teley -Vision)
Executive Producers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt
Directors: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Michael Rymer, Michael Uppendahl

Breaking Bad: Season 5
(AMC / Sony Pictures Television / Gran Via Productions / High Bridge Productions)
Executive Producers: Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Michelle MacLaren
Writers: Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Sam Catlin, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Gennifer Hutchison, Moira Walley-Beckett
Directors: Michael Slovis, Michelle MacLaren, Adam Bernstein, Rian Johnson, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Colin Bucksey

Elementary: Season 1
(CBS Entertainment / CBS Television Studios / Timberman-Beverly Productions / Hill of Beans Productions)
Executive Producers: Craig Sweeny, Robert Doherty, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly
Writers: Robert Doherty, Peter Blake, Craig Sweeny, Liz Friedman, Corinne Brinkerhoff, Christopher Silber, Jeffrey Paul King
Directors: Michael Cuesta, John David Coles, Rod Holcomb, Rosemary Rodriguez, Colin Bucksey, David Platt, Seith Mann, Andrew Bernstein, Phil Abraham

Justified – “Guy Walks Into a Bar” / “Coalition” / “Slaughterhouse”
(FX Network / FX Productions / Sony Pictures Television / Timberman-Beverly Productions / Nemo Films / Rooney McP Productions)
Executive Producers: Graham Yost, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Elmore Leonard, Michael Dinner, Fred Golan
Writers: V.J. Boyd, Taylor Elmore, Fred Golan
Directors: Tony Goldwyn, Bill Johnson, Dean Parisot

Nashville: Season 1
(ABC Entertainment / ABC Studios / Lionsgate Television / Walk and Chew Gum)
Executive Producers: Dee Johnson, R.J. Cutler, Callie Khouri, Steve Buchanan
Writers: Callie Khouri, Liz Tigelaar, Todd Ellis Kessler, David Marshall Grant, Meredith Lavender, Marcie Ulin, Wendy Calhoun, Jason George, Nancy Miller, David Gould, Dana Greenblatt
Directors: R.J. Cutler, Michael Engler, Paul McCrane, Lesli Linka Glatter, David Petrarca, Mimi Leder, Wendey Stanzler

Sons of Anarchy – Sovereign” / “Toad’s Wild Rise” / “Ablation”
(FX Network / FX Productions / Fox 21 / Linson Entertainment / Sutterlink)
Executive Producers: Kurt Sutter, Art Linson, Paris Barclay,
Writers: Kurt Sutter, Chris Collins, Mike Daniels
Directors: Paris Barclay, Peter Weller, Karen Gaviola

Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline – Mental Health

Army Wives – “After Action Report” / “Fall Out”
(Lifetime Television / ABC Studios / The Mark Gordon Co.)
Executive Producers: Jeff Melvoin, Mark Gordon
Writers: Karen Maser, Linda Gase
Directors: Melanie Mayron, Brian McNamara

Homeland: Season 2
(Showtime Networks / Fox 21 / Cherry Pie Productions / Teakwood Lane Productions / Keshet)
Executive Producers: Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa, Michael Cuesta, Avi Nir, Gideon Raff, Ran Tellem, Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm
Writers: Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa, Chip Johannessen, Alexander Cary, Meredith Stiehm, Henry Bromell
Directors: Michael Cuesta, Lodge Kerrigan, David Semel, Lesli Linka Glatter, Guy Ferland, John Dahl, Dan Attias, Jeremy Podeswa

NCIS – “Shell Shock Pts. 1 and 2”
(CBS Entertainment / CBS Television Studios / Belisarius Productions)
Executive Producers: Chas. Floyd Johnson, Mark Harmon, Frank Cardea, George Schenck, Mark Horowitz, Gary Glasberg, Shane Brennan, Donald P. Bellisario
Writers: Nicole Mirante-Matthews, Gina Lucita Monreal
Directors: Leslie Libman, Thomas J. Wright

90210 – “The Sea Change” / “It’s All Fun and Games”
(CW Television Network / CBS Television Studios / Sachs-Judah Productions)
Executive Producers: Patti Carr, Lara Olsen
Writers: Lara Olsen, Brian Dawson
Directors: Bethany Rooney, Cherie Newlan

Touch: Season 1
(Fox Broadcasting Co. / 20th Century Fox Television / Chernin Entertainment / Tailwind Productions)
Executive Producers: Tim Kring, Carol Barbee, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Suzan Bymel, Kiefer Sutherland, Francis Lawrence
Writer: Tim Kring, Carol Barbee, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Chris Levinson, Robert Levine, Rob Fresco, Zach Craley
Director: Francis Lawrence, Ian Toynton, Stephen Williams, Tucker Gates, Milan Cheylov, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Adam Kane, Michael Waxman, Jon Cassar, Nelson McCormick, Greg Beeman

Male Performance in a Drama Multi-Episode Storyline

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
(AMC / Sony Pictures Television / Gran Via Productions / High Bridge Productions)

Mark Harmon, NCIS
(CBS Entertainment / CBS Studios / Belisarius Productions)

Neal McDonough, Justified
(FX Network / FX Productions / Sony Pictures Television / Timberman-Beverly Productions / Nemo Films / Rooney McP Productions)

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
(AMC / Sony Pictures Television / Gran Via Productions / High Bridge Productions)

Kiefer Sutherland, Touch
(Fox Broadcasting Co. / 20th Century Fox Television / Chernin Entertainment / Tailwind Productions)

Female Performance in a Drama Multi-Episode Storyline

Claire Danes, Homeland
(Showtime Networks / Fox 21 / Cherry Pie Productions / Teakwood Lane Productions / Keshet)

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
(FX Network / 20th Century Fox Television / Ryan Murphy Productions / Brad Falchuk Teley -Vision)

Lucy Liu, Elementary
(CBS Entertainment / CBS Television Studios / Timberman-Beverly Productions / Hill of Beans Productions)

Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
(ABC Entertainment / ABC Studios / Lionsgate Television / Walk and Chew Gum)

Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
(FX Network / FX Productions / Fox 21 / Linson Entertainment / Sutterlink)

Daytime Drama

Days of Our Lives: Alzheimer’s
(NBC Entertainment / Sony Pictures Television / Corday Productions)
Executive Producers: Ken Corday
Writers: Gary Tomlin, Christopher Whitesell, Lorraine Broderick, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Fran Myers, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Jeanne Marie Ford, Janet Iacobuzio, David A. Levinson, Melissa Salmons
Directors: Albert Alarr, Herb Stein, Phil Sogard, Grant A. Johnson, Steven Williford, Karen Wilkens

TV Movie or Miniseries

Duke
(Hallmark Channel / Front Street Pictures / Vet Street Productions)
Executive Producers: Gerald W. Abrams
Writer: Michael J. Murray
Director: Mark Jean

Of Two Minds
(Lifetime Television / Daniel Ostroff Productions / Silver Screen Pictures / The Konigsberg Co.)
Executive Producers: Frank Konigsberg, Daniel Ostroff
Writer: Richard Friedenberg
Director: Jim O’Hanlon

Teen Program

Degrassi: The Next Generation – “Say It Ain’t So Pts. 1 and 2” / “Rusty Cage Pts. 1 and 2”
(TeenNick / Epitome Pictures)
Executive Producers: Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinski
Writers: Matt Huether, Brendon Yorke
Directors: Eleanore Lindo, Sturla Gunnarsson

Degrassi: The Next Generation – “Never Ever Pts. 1 and 2”
(TeenNick / Epitome Pictures)
Executive Producers: Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinski
Writer: Michael Grassi
Director: Sturla Gunnarsson

Degrassi: The Next Generation – “I Want It That Way Pts. 1 and 2”
(TeenNick / Epitome Pictures)
Executive Producers: Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinski
Writer: Matt Schiller
Director: Eleanore Lindo

About Entertainment Industries Council

EIC is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 by leaders within the entertainment industry to bring their power and influence to bear on communication about health and social issues. The organization is considered to be the chief pioneer of entertainment and journalism outreach and a premiere success story in the field of entertainment education. This mission relies on providing resource information to the creative community and culminates in recognition of the industry through the national television special PRISM Awards Showcase which addresses accurate portrayals of substance use issues and mental health concerns. The organization also produces the S.E.T Awards, honoring positive and non-stereotypical portrayals of science, engineering and technology.

For a complete list of health and social issues addressed by EIC and local projects please visit First Draft and EIC’s website. EIC’s web site is http://www.eiconline.org. The PRISM Awards web site is http://www.prismawards.com.

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