The movie about the life of CSU animal scientist, renowned animal behaviorist and autistic Temple Grandin has received 15 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
â€œTemple Grandin,â€ which tells the story of Grandinâ€™s struggle with autism and work in food-animal welfare, aired on HBO last February. It is nominated for: Best Made for Television Movie, Lead Actress in Miniseries or Movie (Claire Danes), Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (David Strathairn), Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Julia Ormond and Catherine Oâ€™Hara) and Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Mick Jackson).
Grandin teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design in CSUâ€™s Department of Animal Sciences. She has designed humane livestock facilities in America, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.
She is the author of three books: Her 1995 autobiography and basis of the HBO movie, â€œThinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism,â€ â€œAnimals in Transition: Understanding the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behaviorâ€ â€“â€“ a 2005 New York Times best seller â€“â€“ and â€œAnimals Make Us Human,â€ which published last year.
â€œTemple Grandinâ€ is up for nine other Emmy nominations for writing, sound editing, makeup, hairstyling and more.
The 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast Aug. 29 on NBC.