The PRISM Awards is an annual special that honors the creative community for accurate portrayals of substance abuse, addiction and mental health in entertainment programming. Past winners and nominees have included the films Walk the Line, Thirteen, Ray, City of God, Skins, Blow, Traffic, The Insider and Purgatory House. TV shows, episodes and movies of the week honored have included programs such as: Augusta, Gone, Monk,Private Practice (for Caterina Scorsone's portrayal of Amelia Shepherd's Oxycodone addiction and her recovery), The Office, Desperate Housewives, Pinky and the Brain (for an episode about the dangers of cigarette smoking), ER, Boston Legal, American Dad! (for the episode "Spring Break-Up"), The Simpsons (for the season 11 episode, "Days of Wine and D'oh'ses," which featured Barney Gumble trying to quit drinking alcohol after realizing how much his alcoholism was limiting his quality of life), Castle and General Hospital.
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PRISM Awards - Katey Sagal - Netflix
Catherine Louise Sagal (born January 19, 1954) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is known for playing Peggy Bundy on Married... with Children, Leela on Futurama, and Cate Hennesy on 8 Simple Rules. In the latter role, Sagal worked with John Ritter until his death, leading to Sagal's taking over as the series lead for the remainder of the show's run. She is also widely known for her role as Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX series Sons of Anarchy, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 2011. Sagal was also a series regular on the CBS sitcom Superior Donuts.
PRISM Awards - Activism - Netflix
In June 2016, the Human Rights Campaign released a video in tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting; in the video, Sagal and others told the stories of the people killed there.
PRISM Awards - References - Netflix