Anthony Bourdain Wins Six Posthumous Emmys
The celebrity chef passed away on June 8, 2018.
Following his shock death just three months ago, Anthony Bourdain has been honoured with six Emmy wins at the Creative Arts Emmys for his popular series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
The show, which was nominated for six awards, took out the win for best informational series or special, writing for non-fiction program, picture editing for a non-fiction program, sound editing for a non-fiction program and sound mixing for a non-fiction program.
Accepting the award on his behalf, producer Lydia Tenaglia said, “Tony was nominated for this Emmy many times, but it had always eluded him. So it is with tremendous bittersweetness that I accept it on his behalf.”
“He’s truly on a journey to parts unknown. We wish we could have shot that journey with him,” she added.
Parts Unknown featured the celebrity chef sampling local cuisine and culture across the world among lesser-travelled destinations, with one of his most famous being a trip to Hanoi, Vietnam, where he shared a meal with former US president Barack Obama.
He had previously won the prestigious award four years in a row between 2013 to 2016 in the category of outstanding informational series or special.
Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France, on June 8 where he had been working on an episode of the programme. He was 61.
Season twelve of Parts Unknown will air later this month and will be the final season of the series.
The first episode of the new season is set to feature Bourdain travelling to Kenya with CNN’s W. Kamau Bell and will be the only one to feature the chef’s personal narration.
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