(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.
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.