Temple Grandin, CSU prof, is happiest-ever Emmy-award-winning-TV-movie subject

Temple Grandin, the autistic CSU prof named one of

Time's 100 most influential people

, was exuberant as

Temple Grandin, the HBO movie named for her

, virtually swept the TV-flick category at last night's Emmy Awards. She popped up from her spot in the audience several times, waving wildly, and stormed the stage when the biopic earned the best-movie honor, goading her mom to stand and be recognized. And all on her 63rd birthday.

It was a fabulous moment of triumph of recognition for the entire autism community, as well as anyone with a functioning heart. Look below to see a video of her cameo during best-actress Claire Danes's acceptance speech.

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