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Anne Hathaway wins Prism Award

April 23, 2009 |  8:01 pm


She didn’t win the Academy Award but Anne Hathaway’s performance as a recovering addict in “Rachel Getting Married” earned her a Prism Award this evening from the Entertainment Industries Council, which annually honors shows and performances that “accurately depict and bring attention to substance abuse and mental health issues.”

“Rachel Getting Married” also won the feature film award in ceremonies at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Among the television programs honored were “Boston Legal,” “King of the Hill,” “The Office,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Breaking Bad” and the TV movie “Sybil.”

“Boston Legal” was a double winner, as William Shatner won in the dramatic performance category. Other performers honored were Dana Delany for “Desperate Housewives,” Benjamin Bratt for “The Cleaner” and Chandra Wilson for “Accidental Friendship.”

Acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson attended the event, which is produced in collaboration with the federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

“The entertainment industry can continue to help people understand that addiction and mental illness are an illness and that treatment is available, recovery is possible, and that friends and family play and important role in that process,” Galson said in a statement.

A full list of the winners is available here:

--Lee Margulies

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