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|Emmy Winning Movie Educates About Autism
|A movie that has become a hit in the Autism community has won five Emmy awards, and one leader in Illinois hopes that'll lead more people to watch it.
The movie Temple Grandin is about a woman who has Autism. The movie starts when Grandin is young girl, and her mother is told that her odd behavior is because she, the mother, didn't love her daughter enough. It follows the girl through elementary school and college, where people misunderstand her intellect and social behavior. Temple became a renowned animal scientist, forever changing the way cattle are prepared for food production.
Georgia Winson, chief administrator at The Autism Project of Illinois and the Hope Institute for Children and Families, says she watched the Emmys and rooted for the movie the whole time. She says this movie was especially good, because it was told from Grandin's perspective, and not from other people's perspectives.
She hopes more people will watch it now and get a better feel for how people with Autism think and feel. Dr. Grandin received her Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989.
Emmy Awards for Temple Grandin (HBO):
>Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Julia Ormond as Eustacia (Temple 's mother)
>Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - David Strathairn as Dr. Carlock
>Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Claire Danes as Temple Grandin
>Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Mick Jackson, director
>Outstanding Made for Television - Alison Owen, Executive Producer, Paul Lister, Executive Producer, Anthony Edwards, Executive Producer, Dante Di Loreto, Executive Producer, Emily Gerson Saines, Executive Producer, Gil Bellows, Executive Producer, Scott Ferguson, Produced By.
(Illinois Radio Network)
|09 02 10 by Newsroom
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