The HBO film Temple Grandin was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards on December 14, 2010. The film about autistic veterinarian premiered in February, 2010 and has already been a big winner at the Emmy Awards. The cast of Temple Grandin includes Claire Danes, Catherine O’Hara, Julia Ormond and David Strathaim. The film was directed by Mick Jackson from a screenplay by Christopher Monger and William Merritt Johnson.
Attached are pictures and a video trailer from Temple Grandin.
Temple Grandin, the film based on the real life autistic veterinarian Temple Grandin, received three Golden Globe nominations, including: Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Claire Danes and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for David Strathairn. HBO leads Golden Globe nominations with 12 nods
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HBO Films’ Temple Grandin, starring Golden Globe winner Claire Danes (‘Me and Orson Welles,’ ‘Shop Girl’) in the title role, brings to the screen the story of by the best selling author, animal scientist and autism advocate.
Temple Grandin film synopsis from HBO
TEMPLE GRANDIN paints a picture of a young woman’s perseverance and determination as she struggles with the isolating challenges of autism at a time when it was still quite unknown. The film chronicles Temple’s early diagnosis; her turbulent growth and development during her school years; the enduring support she received from her mother, her aunt and her science teacher; and her emergence as a woman with an innate sensitivity and understanding of animal behavior.
Grandin was undaunted by educational, social and professional roadblocks, and turned her unique talent into and innovated behavioral tool used in the cattle industry. Brandin’s behavioral tool revolutionized the cattle industry and laid the groundwork for her successful career as an author, lecturer and pioneering advocate for autism and autism spectrum disorder education.
Director Mick Jackson pointed out the challenge of bringing Grandin’s vision to the world, saying, “Before Temple, nobody had said, ‘This is how it feels. This is what day to day, moment to moment, second to second, an autistic person goes through.’ And yet through her writings and lectures Temple had done that, and I thought this would be a wonderful and unique opportunity. We could use all the techniques of cinema to try and bring this very different perception of the world to light for other people.”
HBO Films presents a Rudy Films/Gerson Saines production of a Mick Jackson Film. Directed by Mick Jackson from a screenplay by Christopher Monger and William Merritt Johnson, TEMPLE GRANDIN is based upon the books “Emergence,” by Temple Grandin and Margaret Scariano, and “Thinking in Pictures,” by Temple Grandin. Executive produced by Emily Gerson Saines, Gil Bellows, Alison Owen, Paul Lister, Anthony Edwards and Dante DiLoreto; Scott Ferguson produces.
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