Samuel Johnson has won the 2017 Gold Logie award!
The actor collected the coveted award for his work in Molly, the miniseries based on Molly Meldrum’s colourful life and career.
Earlier in the night, Johnson won Best Actor for his work on the show, and dedicated his award to his terminally ill sister, Connie.
‘My sister is succumbing finally to the perils of cancer after a three decade long tussle and rather than rolling over, she's going out blazing with an attempted world record for the longest line of coins absurdly,’ he said, tearfully.
‘She's putting together a row of coins in the shape of a love heart, hopefully the biggest love heart this country has ever seen, made of 5 cent pieces from cancer families all around the country, with the entire proceeds going directly to scientists and researchers, no skimming, no add anybody.
‘It is only $2.90 for 1m of 5 cent coins. It is being laid in 12 days. On behalf of my beautiful sister.
‘Connie, who I dedicate this award to, I would like to urge any family watching affected by cancer or not to join us in our quest to keep our families safe from the terrors of cancer. Loveyoursister.org.’
Johnson was up against Grant Denyer, Peter Hellier, Waleed Aly, Rodger Corser and Jessica Marais this year.