General Hospital (GH) spoilers and updates tease that actor, mental health advocate, and daytime icon Maurice Benard has just been honored with a Christopher Award for his New York Times Bestselling book Nothing General About It: How Love (and Lithium) Saved Me on and Off General Hospital. Congratulations Maurice!
General Hospital Spoilers – Maurice Benard Wins An Award
The daytime legend shared his thoughts in an Instagram video: “When I was young I would never in a million years think that I was gonna be an actor. At all. I thought actors came from the sky. And if you told me I was gonna write a book, there’s no way I’d ever… I didn’t think I was capable of it. Thank you, [co-writer] Sue Black. And then to win an award for a book… man, feels like I died and went to heaven.”
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According to Soaps In Depth, “The Christopher Awards originated in 1949 to recognize the work of writers, producers, directors, authors, and illustrators whose work, “affirms the highest values of the human spirit,” and reflects the organization’s motto: “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness. Prizes are awarded in categories like television, cable, streaming, feature films, and books. Benard’s tome won in the Books for Adults category.”
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As a mental health advocate, he has shared his own journey with bipolar disorder. Maurice debuted in the daytime as Nico on ABC soap All My Children in 1987 and he joined GH in 1993. His character, Sonny Corinthos, is a daytime legend.
He routinely uses his celebrity platform to shine a light on mental health issues and he has a YouTube show called the State of Mind, in which he talks about mental health issues with others including his GH costars.
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At the present time, Benard is in the middle of a very dramatic storyline. His character had amnesia for months and during that time fell for Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros). When both returned to town, they failed to tell his wife Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) what had transpired. She finally found out in a public setting and has been raging ever since. Is this the end of Carly and Sonny? Tell us what you think GH fans! Would you rather see Sonny with Nina or Carly?
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