Actor Remy Hii is the 2014 TV WEEK Logie winner of the Graham Kennedy Award For Most Outstanding Newcomer for his acclaimed role in SBS ONE miniseries Better Man.
"To be nominated in the first place was amazing enough", the 27-year-old says of the role that saw him starring alongside Bryan Brown, David Wenham and Claudia Karvan.
"Then to receive the award, knowing it's peer-nominated, is incredibly humbling."
Remy earned rave reviews for his powerful performance of convicted Australian drug trafficker Van Tuong Nguyen in Better Man.
As if winning the Graham Kennedy Award wasn't prestigious enough, Remy was shocked to find out the coveted prize comes with some bonus extras.
For the first time, and thanks to the TV WEEK Logie Awards sponsor, Priceline Pharmacy, Remy has won a trip to Hollywood through Australians In Film, which is a prestigious LA-based industry organisation.
The prize includes a round-trip ticket to Los Angeles flying Virgin Australia, a one-year scholarship at Stella Adler acting school in LA and mentoring with prominent industry contacts.
"I am completely blown away," he says.
"To be going to Stella Adler is incredible. To be able to go and study again with what I've learnt working in the industry is invaluable."
“Australians in Film congratulates Remy on this well-deserved honour,” Tracey Vieira, President Australians in Film Los Angeles, said. “We have been watching his success from Los Angeles and look forward to helping him continue to establish a successful international career.”