Posts : 1026
Join date : 2011-04-29
Location : NYC
|Subject: Congrats to Castle: Stana & Jon win a Prism Award! Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:57 am|| |
Excerpts from the Press Release
- Quote :
The PRISM Awards honor television and film productions and performances that accurately depict drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction, as well as mental health issues in entertainment productions.
Performance awards are presented to those actors who displayed unparalleled authenticity in their portrayals of characters in productions related to mental health and/or substance use issues including alcohol use, illegal drug use, prescription drug use, depression, suicide, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, bipolar, and other related topics.
Stana Katic and Jon Huertas share the performance award in the drama series category. Katic, in her role on Castle as NYPD detective Kate Beckett, portrays her character suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after being shot by a sniper while on the job. Katic demonstrates the difficulties of living with PTSD while trying to lead a normal, functional life. She imparts an emotional depiction of a woman with the strength and will to move on with the help of her support system. Huertas’ character on the series, NYPD homicide detective Javier Esposito, relates to Beckett’s trauma as someone who experienced his own difficulties while serving in the Iraq War. He demonstrates the pivotal role of a support system for someone suffering from PTSD, using unorthodox, yet effective, methods to help his colleague.
The awards will be presented on April 19, 2012 at a ceremony in Beverly Hills.
For more on the Prism awards and its honorees go to: http://www.prweb.com/2012prismawards