Anthony Bourdain Wins Six Posthumous Emmys For CNN Series ‘Parts Unknown’
Bourdain’s series won prizes for Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Informational Series or Special. The show also took home awards for picture editing, sound editing and sound mixing.
The chef died by suicide on June 8 at the age of 61.
Lydia Tenaglia, a producer for Parts Unknown, told Deadline this week that Bourdain had “always coveted” these Emmys, after being nominated in the Creative Arts categories multiple times. The show previously won a cinematography award in 2013, the year it began. The series consisted of Bourdain traveling to different countries to explore different types of cuisines.
Comedian W. Kamau Bell, who hosts the CNN documentary series United Shades of America, shared a photo on Twitter on Sunday of himself wearing a T-shirt with his and Bourdain’s faces on it. Bell thanked the late chef for helping him land his show, and for taking him to Africa.
On #Emmy day I have to make sure I honor the man who made it possible for me to have #UnitedShades. w/o @anthonybourdain going to @CNN & showing us all the new possibilities there, I wouldn’t have my show. Thank you, Tony. & also thank you for taking me to Africa for my 1st time. pic.twitter.com/T0s7VnhHvE
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) September 9, 2018
Several other entertainers won Creative Arts Emmys this weekend, including James Corden, Tiffany Haddish, Kat Williams and John Legend, who made history by becoming the first black man to reach “EGOT” status by winning the four major performing awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
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