If you haven’t seen the Temple Grandin movie yet, then you’ve really missed out on something special. The part of Temple Grandin is played by Claire Danes in the film, and tonight, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a mini-series or TV movie for her performance in the Temple Grandin Movie.
The movie tells the story of Temple Grandin, who was born with autism, and grew up to become one of the most well-known speakers on the subject. Temple Grandin overcame the struggles of her condition and learned from them at the same time. She is a PhD, and has dedicated her life’s work to finding more humane ways of treating animals.
Claire Danes gave an amazing performance as Temple Grandin, and did not step out of character during the entire film. When she won her Golden Globe award tonight, Claire Danes and the real Temple Grandin embraced, something that was extremely moving to me, as it most likely was to anyone who has seen the movie. One of the things that Temple was unable to do as a child and young adult was to let another person touch her…even hugging her own mother was something she feared.
Claire gave a moving acceptance speech, most notably thanking Temple Grandin, and her husband, Hugh Dancy.
Claire Danes’ Golden Globe award for Temple Grandin was beyond well deserved. If you saw it, what did you think of her performance in the Temple Grandin movie?