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2009 Prism Awards Winners in TV

April 24, 2009 (7:39 am) GMT
Dana Delany and William Shatner are honored for their works that accurately portray addiction and mental health issues.

Honoring TV shows and actors for accurately portraying the issue of mental health and addiction, Prism Awards gives out the names of the recipients. grabs the top honor for her performance as Katherine in "" while takes the same honor in opposite gender for his portrayal of Denny in "".

Also praised for their performance are who played a recovering drug addict in A&E's "" and for her role as Yvonne Caldwell in Hallmark Original Movie "Accidental Friendship". Awards are given out in a ceremony which will be aired on FX Network on September 26 as part of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

TV shows honored at the event are "Boston Legal," "", "", "" and "". Also included are miniseries "Sybil" and the syndicated talk show "Dr. Phil."

"In these difficult economic times, when many of us know someone in our lives touched by these issues, the stories we honor with Prism Awards have shown great sensitivity toward those who are experiencing addiction, substance abuse and other mental-health problems," Entertainment Industries Council chief Brian Dyak said.

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