Anthony Bourdain wins posthumous Emmy for travel series Parts Unknown


It’s been more than a year since culinary expert and TV host Anthony Bourdain died But his legacy lives on with his CNN series Parts Unknown honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series and Outstanding Writing For a Nonfiction Program The famous chef and world traveler committed suicide while filming in Paris in June 2018 It’s not the first posthumous award to be given to Bourdain; he picked up posthumous Emmy’s in the same two categories in September 2018 Bourdain was also nominated for four Emmy Awards this year, including Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program (for the ‘Bhutan’ episode) He was also posthumously nominated for Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program (‘Lower East Side’), Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program (‘Far West Texas’), and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (‘Kenya’)   Following Bourdain’s death, the show’s production company Zero Point Zero decided to air the 12th and final season of Parts Unknown, despite the fact that several episodes were unfinished The episode Kenya, which he won this year’s writing Emmy for, was the only episode in the 12th and final season to feature Bourdain’s narration Bourdain’s longtime assistant, Laurie Woolever, tweeted, ‘One of a million things I wish he were here for,’ while re-tweeting Television Academy’s tweet announcing Bourdain’s posthumous win Chef Jose Andres also tweeted, ‘[email protected] @mdgoulding our friend keeps delivering the goods I know you are celebrating somewhere.congratulations Dear Friend.’After embarking on a career as a chef, working for several restaurants in New York City, he launched his career as a TV host in 2002 with Food Network’s A Cook’s Tour He followed that up with the hit Travel Channel series No Reservations, which ran from 2005 and 2012, and The Layover, which ran from 2011 to 2013, followed by Parts Unknown, which aired from 2013 to his death in 2018 Bourdain also wrote a number of books throughout his career, including Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly; Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and People Who Cook  

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