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.