“Silver Linings Playbook” and “Flight” Honored at Prism Awards in Beverly Hills

The Oscar hopeful “Silver Linings Playbook” was among the nominees announced for the 17th annual Prism Awards, which honor feature film, television and other entertainment productions that portray drug, alcohol and tobacco addiction as well as mental health issues in an accurate manner. The awards were held on April 25 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The ceremony was televised Sept. 14.

“Silver Linings Playbook” was nominated for its portrayal of mental health issues, as were “Least Among Saints” and “Return.” For portrayals of substance abuse, the nominees were “Flight,” “Barrymore,” “California Solo,” “Deep in the Heart” and “Smashed.”

Television comedies that received nominations for portrayals of substance abuse included “Modern Family,” “New Normal,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Up All Night” and “Whitney.” For mental health topics, nominated comedies were “Anger Management,” “Glee” and “Go On.”

Television drama nominations for substance abuse portrayals went to “Army Wives,” “Chicago Fire,” “CSI: New York,” “The Mob Doctor” and “Necessary Roughness.” For mental health, nominees were “Awake,” “The Good Wife,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Parenthood” and “Southland.”

The Prism Awards are presented by the Entertainment Industries Council, a nonprofit group made up of industry leaders to raise awareness about health and social issues.

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