'Walk The Line' Wins At Prism Awards

Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter (l-r) in scene from movie "Walk the Line", 10-27-05 AP (file)

"Walk the Line," the Johnny Cash biopic, and Brad Paisley's hit song "Alcohol" were among the winners at the 10th annual Prism Awards, presented for accurate portrayals of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction within entertainment programming.

The awards were presented Thursday at the Beverly Hills Hotel by the Entertainment Industries Council, in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and FX Network.

"Walk the Line" won the prize for theatrical feature film. "Alcohol" won for music recording and "28 Days in Rehab" won for TV documentary.

Neal Baer, executive producer of the TV drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," was honored with a leadership and inspiration award.

Other winners included S. Epatha Merkerson for performance in a TV movie ("Lackawanna Blues"), Kelly Rowan for performance in a TV drama series ("The O.C.") and Lori Loughlin for performance in a TV drama series multi-episode story line ("Summerland").

"Saturday Night Live" won for TV comedy series, Georgia Engel was honored for performance in a comedy series ("Everybody Loves Raymond") and "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork and Mindy" won for TV movie or miniseries.
  • Judy Faber

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