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Claire Danes Wins SAG Award for Portrayal of Temple Grandin

Monday, January 31, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

Claire Danes, the actress who portrayed Temple Grandin, Ph.D., in HBO’s biopic “Temple Grandin,” has been awarded the Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a TV movie or miniseries.

The award completes a perfect sweep for Danes, who also won an Emmy and Golden Globe for her performance.

The movie paints a picture of Grandin’s perseverance while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism and profiles her groundbreaking work in animal handling.

Grandin is the author of AMI’s Recommended Handling Guidelines and Audit Guide, is a member of AMI’s Animal Welfare Committee and has been the Institute’s principal animal welfare advisor since 1991. Grandin is also the recipient of the AMI Industry Advancement Award – the Institute’s highest honor. 

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