Friday, 20 July, 2018

Anthony Bourdain earns posthumous Emmy nomination for 'Parts Unknown'

Julia Gonzales | 13 July, 2018, 04:25

A lot of the usual suspects, like Game of Thrones and Saturday Night Live cleaned up, but so did Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, which received six posthumous nominations for the late TV host and author.

Bourdain had previously won four Emmy Awards for "Parts Unknown", with his most recent win coming in 2016 for outstanding informational series or special. Bourdain has also been Emmy-nominated in past years for co-hosting The Chew, the now-defunct ABC show, as well as for writing on Parts Unknown and its Travel Channel predecessor, No Reservations.

Bourdain's CNN series, "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown", got six nods, including two personally for Bourdain as executive producer, host and writer.

Season 11, which was running at the time of his death, could still pick up noms at next year's Emmys.

Netflix tops HBO in Emmy noms
The streaming service led the nominations in totals by platform with 112. Maisel ", "Silicon Valley" and " Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ".

"Parts Unknown" has captured multiple Emmy awards since its launch in 2003.

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain", the network said. His death came shortly after fashion designer Kate Spade died by suicide three days prior, sparking an online conversation about mental health.

Bourdain achieved celebrity status after the publication in 2000 of his best-selling book "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly".

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