|Ron Carlivati and the winning writing team from General Hospital.|
"We told an original story about one of the most popular characters on daytime television," Carlivati explained. "At the time the actor who played him told me it was his favorite story line of his entire thirty-seven-year run on the show. Shortly after this, however, he became disenchanted with my writing, and for some strange reason refused to acknowledge that we ever even met, referring to me in interviews as only as 'the writer'. Apparently this is supposed to be some kind of insult but I'm sure my fellow writers standing on the stage, and probably most you in this room, would agree I consider being called a writer to be a badge of honor. So thank you to him for that, and thank you the Writers Guild for this."
Watch Carlivati's speech below.