Jul 132010
Authors: Collegian Editorial Board

The movie about the life of CSU animal scientist, renowned animal behaviorist and autistic Temple Grandin has received 15 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

“Temple Grandin,” which tells the story of Grandin’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 O’Hara) and Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Mick Jackson).

Grandin teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design in CSU’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, “Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism,” “Animals in Transition: Understanding the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior” –– a 2005 New York Times best seller –– and “Animals Make Us Human,” which published last year.

“Temple Grandin” 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.

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