WASHINGTON – Actress Claire Danes, who portrayed Temple Grandin, Ph.D., in HBO’s “Temple Grandin,” won the Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a TV movie or miniseries. Danes also won an Emmy and Golden Globe for her performance.

The film portrays 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, 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 and a long-time columnist for Meat&Poultry magazine.