Austin-Lensed 'Temple Grandin' Scores at Emmys
Temple Grandin is an Emmy Darling
By Marjorie Baumgarten,
12:34PM, Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
Claire Danes looked sleek and stunning in her pink beaded gown at the Emmys, as well she should since her HBO film Temple Grandin took home five trophies (in addition to two received at last week's technical awards ceremony) in the TV movie and miniseries long-form category.
The film is a biopic of the life of Temple Grandin, who grew up in the Fifties and Sixties when very little was known about autism. With the help of her mother, Grandin was able to refocus her affective disorder into the basis of a greater understanding of animal husbandry and slaughterhouse procedures. The pioneering and always distinctive Grandin and her mother were on hand for the ceremony. In addition to Danes' win for Best Actress, Temple Grandin also scored acting kudos for supporting actors Julia Ormond and David Strathairn, directing honors for Mick Jackson, and ultimate recognition as the best overall long-form nominee. Just released on DVD 10 days ago, the Austin-filmed project is a gripping story about meeting life's challenges.
Though we're sad that another Austin-lensed endeavor, Friday Night Lights received no awards, we're happy that costars Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler received Best Actor nominations this year. From where we're sitting, that's still a big improvement over no recognition at all.