'Temple Grandin' Scores Big Emmy Win For HBO

Temple Granbdin poses with director Mick Jackson in the press room after the "Temple Grandin" won for outstanding made-for-television movie during the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(CBS) “Temple Grandin,” HBO’s biopic of an autistic agricultural whiz, was Emmy’s big winner Sunday night in los Angeles.

The woman , on whom the movie is based, was in the Nokia Theater audience, wildly applauding each Emmy win.

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The movie took five Emmys in all, including outstanding made-for-TV movie . Director Mick Javckson and cast members Julia Ormond, David Strathairn and Claire Danes, who played Grandin, also won Emmys.

All of the winners acknowledged Grandin, dressed in a black, red and white cowboy outfit , and thanked her for her help and inspiration. Backstage, the scientist said she was happy that the HBO movie could shed light on autism and its many sufferers.