Carrie Bickmore has won the Gold Logie Award for 2015.
She defeated Andy Lee, Asher Keddie, Hamish Blake, Scott Cam and Stephen Peacocke for the top gong, after earlier winning a Silver as Most Popular Presenter.
The Project star used the platform to do what viewers have loved her for doing: speaking from the heart.
“Every 5 hours someone is diagnosed with brain cancer and 8 out of 10 people will die from brain Cancer,” said Bickmore.
“In 2010 my husband Greg was one of the unlucky ones. And after a long, long, long battle he died from brain cancer.
“Over ten years I watched him suffer multiple seizures a day, lose feeling down one side of his body.
“He was a great husband and a great brother. And he was a great friend. But he shouldn’t have had to go through that. No one should have to go through that. And that’s why I want to talk about it tonight.
“Throughout his cancer journey he used to wear a lot of hats – he used to wear a lot of beanies. And that was because he felt embarrassed about his scars and his head. And I used to say to him: ‘Don’t be embarrassed, scars are really, really cool’. And beanies are also really cool.”
She urged people to wear a beanie to promote awareness of Brain Cancer.
“I want to ask anybody that’s on TV in Australia tomorrow to whack on a beanie I want to get the nation talking about brain cancer. It receives next to no funding which is ludicrous. Because without funding more people are going to die and as I just said eight out of 10 people that are diagnosed will die from this disease.
“So anyone, Sam, Kochie, Karl, Lisa, whoever’s on TV tomorrow whack on a beanie if you’re going to school tomorrow, kids, put a beanie on. If you’re going to work put a beanie on. Take a pic of yourself with the hashtag ‘Beanies For Brain Cancer.’
“I want to dedicate this award tonight to anyone that’s going through a really shit time right now. Anyone that’s supporting someone through a really tough time right now. Please believe that there will be a brighter day for you. Please believe that.”