Soap Opera Digest: Lead Actor Nominee Maurice Benard: March 30, 2004

"I always get nervous the night before, even though I try to say that I'm not. I tell everybody it doesn't matter, which is a bunch of bull (laughs). Jim Warren (photographer) called me up early in the morning; he told me [that I was nominated], and it was fantastic. Then, I thought it would be fun to call Scott. That was great, he's funny. The nomination is a big deal for me always ... no matter what. Last year was one of the greatest times of my life. But this year, win or lose, I'm just going to have fun."