A television biopic about autism self-advocate Temple Grandin has been nominated for 15 Emmy awards.
The movie, which premiered on HBO in February, is up for outstanding made for television movie. In addition, actress Claire Danes, who played Grandin, is also nominated for outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie.
Grandin is well-known for writing and lecturing about her experiences as a person with autism. She is also acclaimed for her work designing humane animal-handling facilities and is a professor at Colorado State University.
The film follows Grandin from her childhood diagnosis of autism into adulthood. Shot from her perspective, the movie vividly depicts how Grandin thinks in pictures and deals with overstimulation.
In a conversation with Disability Scoop earlier this year, Grandin said the film portrays an accurate depiction of her experience.
“If you left off the title credits, no one would ever know that was Claire Danes. That’s how much she became me. It was like a weird time machine,” Grandin said.
The Emmy awards will air August 29 on NBC.