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'Crazy Heart' Honored for Depiction of Addiction


The Oscar-nominated film “Crazy Heart,” which features Jeff Bridges as an alcoholic country singer, was honored in the annual Prism Awards for its accurate portrayal of the disease of addiction, the Hollywood Reporter reported April 22.

Bridges and costar Maggie Gyllenhaal also won individual awards for their performances. TV shows that took home awards included How I Met Your Mother, Monk, Law and Order, and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. A&E's Recovery Project also was honored as best public-service project.

The full list of 2010 Prism Award winners is available online.

“The Soloist” won the corresponding mental-health award for its depiction of a street musician struggling with mental illness.

The awards are given annually by the Entertainment Industries Council and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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