Sunday night, “Temple Grandin”, the HBO movie chronicling the animal welfare expert’s life, won 5 Emmy awards.

Grandin, arguably the world’s most well-known autistic person, is a New York Times best-selling author, a professor of animal science, a consultant to the leading food companies, and a noted speaker on animal behavior and autism.

“As a person with autism, it is easy for me to understand how animals think because my thinking processes are like an animal’s,” she told Food Safety News in a recent interview.

Claire Danes took home the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie award for her portrayal of Grandin.  Julia Ormand won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie; she played Grandin’s mother in the film.

Director Mick Jackson won the award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special.

The film, which was nominated for 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, has now won 7, including two Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards.