Anthony Bourdain receives posthumous Emmy wins for ‘Parts Unknown’

Anthony Bourdain receives posthumous Emmy wins for ‘Parts Unknown’
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Over a year after his death, revered chef Anthony Bourdain was honored with two Emmy awards for his culinary television show ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’.

The accolades were given at the 71st Creative Arts Emmy Awards which recognizes outstanding achievements in television crafts. Bourdain received two posthumous Emmys for the categories Outstanding Informational Series or Special and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program. Parts Unknown received a total of six Emmy nods prior to the awards ceremony.

This marks the CNN travel and cuisine series’ first wins since it was last awarded back in 2016 for winning in the Informational Series category. While Bourdain is recognized this year with two Emmys, the show’s overall wins include three more including the following:

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera) Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)

As his legacy lives on, Bourdain is remembered as one of the most celebrated figures in the television. The esteemed author, veteran chef and travel documentarian’s death shocked the world last year. He committed suicide at the age of 61 in a Le Chambard hotel room while he was filming an episode of the series in Kaysersberg, France.

His dear friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert called for an online celebration back in June to celebrate his birthday with the #BourdainDay. The call was well received by figures in the food television including Rachael Ray and Padma Lakshmi. Bourdain would have been 63 this year.

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