Anthony Bourdain earns posthumous Emmy nomination for 'Parts Unknown'

Lawrence Kim
July 13, 2018

Anthony Bourdain earned six posthumous Emmy Award nominations Thursday for the CNN series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, including Outstanding Informational Series or Special.

Bourdain hosted and executive produced the show, which scored a nomination for information series or special.

Bourdain explained the entire premise of Parts Unknown is about "a willingness to eat and drink with people without fear and prejudice ... they open up to you in ways that somebody visiting who is driven by a story may not get".

Parts Unknown won Emmys for Outstanding Informational Series from 2013 to 2016, collecting a nomination in the category in 2017 as well.

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

Last month, the French prosecutor in charge of the investigation said that Bourdain had no narcotics in his system at the time of his death, aside from a trace of a non-narcotic medicine in a therapeutic dose.

Before "Parts Unknown", Bourdain made a name for himself with his best-selling book, "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly".

The chef and TV host took his own life on June 8 at the age of 61.

The late celebrity chef and author has now received 23 Emmy nominations in total. 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.

Anthony Bourdain is seen with a film crew at Wistub de la Petite Venise, a restaurant in Colmar, France, June 4, 2018.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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