Anthony Bourdai has received several posthumous Emmy nominations for his work on Parts Unknown. The annual Emmy nominations were revealed today and the CNN series wound up receiving a total of six nominations. The travel series had previously been nominated for 11 Emmys, ultimately taking home five wins. Bourdain, for his part, was nominated in the category of best informational series or special. Bourdain was not only the host of Parts Unknown but he was also an executive producer on the popular and acclaimed show.
Parts Unknown was nominated in five other categories, including cinematography, picture editing, sound editing, sound mixing and writing. Anthony Bourdain: Explore Parts Unknown, which is produced for CNN.com, also scored a nomination for best short-form nonfiction or reality series. Parts Unknown aired its eleventh season this year. The Emmys ceremony will take place on September 17 and we'll find out if the late Bourdain can manage to take home a win for his work as well.
Anthony Bourdain, the beloved chef and travel show host passed away on June 8 at the age of 61 in France while filming an episode of the show. His death was ruled a suicide. Via Parts Unknown, and his previous series No Reservations, which ran from 2005 to 2012 on Travel Channel, Bourdain was able to not only share his love of food with the world, but he was also able to showcase corners of the globe that many of us will never have the privilege of visiting for ourselves. These nominations, in part, showcase just how much he was appreciated and how much he'll be missed by his peers and fans.
Parts Unknown debuted on CNN in 2013 and kept Anthony Bourdain very busy. The network has been churning out two seasons of the series per year, with the eight episode season 11 running from April 29 to June 24 of this year. Prior to his work on TV, Bourdain came onto the scene with his 2000 book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. He followed that up with several other books including 2001's A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal and 2010's Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. Bourdain used his expertise and love of food as an entry point into the places he traveled on his hit series.
The Emmy nominations this year also included a record-breaking upset for Netflix. The streaming service scored an incredible 112 nominations. That beat HBO's 108 nominations, marking the first time in 18 years that HBO didn't come out on top. Game of Thrones and Westworld are the shows that earned the most nominations overall, with 22 and 21 respectively. Netflix also currently has the streaming rights to Parts Unknown, for those who may be looking to catch up on the series. The 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are set to be hosted by SNL stars Michael Che and Colin Jost, with the ceremony set to air on NBC. This news comes to us courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.