Actors Reporter Coverage of the 16th Annual PRISM Awards

Your Host Tim Abell
Published: Saturday, April 28th, 2012



The 16th Annual PRISM Awards celebrating the ART of making a difference at the beautiful Crystal Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hotel with celebrities galore to honor U.S. Veterans and to present PRISM Awards to outstanding actors. Enjoy interviews on the red carpet with Tim Abell, TV host and Former Army Ranger, with entertainment professionals including William H. Macy, Craig T. Nelson, Kevin Sorbo, Elliott Gould and many other celebrities.


Part 1 – mobile version

Tim Abell on the PRISM red carpet with William H. Macy, Kevin Sorbo, songwriter John Michael Ferrari (Dustoff), Sergeant First Class Joseph Jones (Golden Knights), producer writer Dave Alspach, former publicist Eddie Kafafian, Marlene Hall (GI Film Festival), Michael Broderick (Gallant Few), author Mike Dowling (Sergeant Rex), Film-maker Paul Porter (Rabid Love), former Marine Francisco Guzman, Annie Nelson (American Soldier Network), actor Noah Munck (iCarly), and actor Harry Humphries (Soldier of Fortune).

William H. Macy


Part 2 – mobile version












On the PRISM carpet with young actors Jillian Rose Reed and Matthew Fahey (Awkward), actor Sam Jaeger (Parenthood), actress Emily Osment (Cyberbully), Craig T. Nelson (Parenthood), actress Kadee Strickland (Private Practice), host Carly Steel (TV Guide Network), actor Anthony John Denison (Major Crimes), PRISM Awards Color Guard, actor Michael Cudlitz (Band of Brothers), actor Elliot Gould (American History X), and Gil Kerlidowske (President Obama’s Drug Policy Advisor).

Elliott Gould and Brian Dyak (EIC)





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Tim Abell chats with actor Jon Huertas (Castle), actor Tim Kang (The Mentalist), actor Geoff Reeves (The Young and the Restless), actress Caterina Scorsone (Private Practice), actress Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), actress Alicia Minshew (All My Children), actress Dee Wallace (ET), and Shadoe Stevens (EIC Suporter)

Tim Kang (The Mentalist)















The Entertainment Industries Council presents PRISM Awards to those actors who display unparalleled authenticity in their portrayals of characters in productions related to mental health and/or substance use issues, including alcohol abuse, illegal drug use, prescription drug abuse, depression, suicide, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, bipolar, and other related topics.


This years’ honorees of the 16th Annual PRISM Awards are Stana Katic and Jon Huertas (ABC’s Castle), Caterina Scorsone (ABC’s Private Practice), and Craig T. Nelson (NBC’s Parenthood).


The 16th Annual PRISM Awards featured a special tribute to our nation’s veterans, complete with Roll Call


In the film categories, Warrior (Lionsgate Films) received the award for Feature Film ‐ Substance Use, while Take Shelter (Sony Pictures Classics) took the award for Feature Film ‐ Mental Health.


In the TV comedy categories, William H. Macy was honored for Performance in a Comedy Series for Showtime’s Shameless. Shameless’ Season 1 also won the Comedy Series – Substance Use award. The Comedy Series nod for Mental Health went to the “Born This Way” episode of Fox’s Glee.


In Drama Series Episode ‐ Substance Use, the award went to NBC’s Parenthood’s “Damage Control” episode. Performance in a Drama Episode was earned by ABC’s Castle’s Jon Huertas and Stana Katic. Castle also took the award for the “Kill Shot” episode in the Drama Series Episode – Mental Health category. The winner for Drama Series Multi‐Episode Storyline – Substance Use was TNT’s Southland which followed John Cooper’s drug addiction, while Drama Series Multi‐Episode Storyline – Mental Health was awarded to Parenthood for its Asperger’s storyline about Max Braverman. Parenthood’s Craig T. Nelson walked away with an award for Male Performance in a Drama Series Multi‐Episode Storyline. Female Performance in a Drama Series Multi‐Episode Storyline went to Private Practice’s Caterina Scorsone (ABC).


For TV Movie or Miniseries, the winner was HBO’s The Sunset Limited. Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries honors were shared by Bringing Ashley Home’s Jennifer Morrison (Lifetime) and Cyberbully’s Emily Osment (ABC). The PRISM Award winner for Daytime Drama Series Storyline was NBC’s Days of Our Lives. For Teen or Children’s Program, the honors went to PBS’s In The Mix – “Youth Against Meth… Not Even Once.” Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers – “Pill Popping” (CW) was the award winner for Talk Show Episode, while Unscripted Non‐Fiction Program was a tie between Season 1 of Bad Sex (Logo) and Season 5 of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (VH1).


In the category of Documentary, News Magazine or Biographical Program – Substance Use, Vanguard – “Sex, Lies and Cigarettes” was honored,


The 16th Annual PRISM Awards included a VIP Military/Veteran, American Soldier Network volunteers, and the presentation began with the Color Guard.


Special thank you to:
Our Actors Reporter host: Tim Abell, Former Army Airborne Ranger with the 75th Ranger Regiment, movie and film actor, producer, and host of Grateful Nation on ESPN series.
Annie Nelson. Founder American Soldier Network

Annie Nelson


Skylar Zwick
External Communications & Program Director
Entertainment Industries Council, Inc.


And The Entertainment Industry Council Encouraging the art of making a difference.


Ashley Jupin
Program Manager
Entertainment Industries Council, Inc.

Entertainment Industries Council


For additional information about The PRISM Awards, please visit


Please support these fine organizations (in abc order):

Gallant Few

Gallant Few

GI Film Festival

GI Film Festival

Golden Knights

Golden Knights

Working Wardrobes

Working Wardrobes


Photos above by Matthews Ashford Matthews Imaging
and Photos below by John Michael Ferrari Images By Ferrari

Director Roxy Shih and Kevin Sorbo

John Huertas (Castle) and Tim Abell

Tim Abell greets Color Guard





































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Friends and Veterans actor Tim Abell and songwriter John Michael Ferrari screen shot


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One Response to “Actors Reporter Coverage of the 16th Annual PRISM Awards”

  1. admin says:

    PRISM Awards: an honor and a pleasure to cover.

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