Some viewers of the 2010 Emmy Awards Sunday night may have been left wondering: Who the hell is Temple Grandin? Temple Grandin, or rather, the HBO film based on her and sharing her name, took home seven Emmy Awards.
The HBO film Temple Grandin tells the story of an autistic animal scientist and autism advocate. Grandin is a high-functioning autistic who has become a well-known public advocate for those with autism.
After earning a doctorate in animal science, Grandin went on to become a university professor and write an autobiography about her life with autism. She is also known for her animal activism, including contributions to improvement in the lives of farm animals.
Grandin was in the audience at the Emmys as the film took home seven awards, including Best Actress for Claire Danes and Best Made for Television Movie or Miniseries. Prior to the HBO film, Grandin’s story was also the subject of the BBC documentary The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow and an episode of First Person.
Check out a full list of 2010 Emmy Award winners here.
Late Night host Jimmy Fallon as been tapped as the host for the Emmy Awards 2010 broadcast. The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will air on NBC on Aug. 29. NBC announced Jimmy Fallon would host the awards ceremony on Tuesday.
Fallon, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, joked in a statement that hosting the Emmys “has been a dream of mine ever since they told me I was doing it.”
â€œJimmy was the natural choice as one of the most promising and likable young entertainers who will now have the chance to display his many talents on televisionâ€™s biggest night,â€ NBC executive vice president of alternative programming Paul Telegdy said in aÂ press statement. â€œHis proven skills as a comedian and host â€” as well as his openness to new ideas â€” will fully engage audiences and ultimately deliver a lively Emmy telecast.â€
“Jimmy has many talents. He can sing, he can dance, he does impersonations, and he does it gracefully and with ease. I think he’ll make a terrific host and we are really looking forward to working with him,” executive producer Don Mischer said.
Nominations for the 2010 Emmy Awards will be announced on Thursday, July 8. The awards show will air from 5 to 8 PM PT on August 29.