Celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain and his CNN production team on “Parts Unknown” won six Creative Arts Emmys Sunday night, including outstanding writing for a nonfiction program and outstanding informational series or special.
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Bourdain, 61, died in June by suicide, leaving family, friends and fans shocked and saddened by his untimely death.
The popular program also won Emmys for picture editing, sound editing and sound mixing, and for its digital show “Anthony Bourdain: Explore Parts Unknown.”
“Parts Unknown” executive producer and longtime Bourdain colleague Lydia Tenaglia called his win for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program “bittersweet,” according to The Huff Post.
“Tony was nominated for this nonfiction writing Emmy many times. It was the one award he secretly coveted, but it had always eluded him,” Tenaglia said as she accepted the award on Bourdain’s behalf.
“Tony is truly off on a trip to Parts Unknown now. I wish we could be there to shoot it,” she said during the acceptance speech. “I’m sure he would have written the hell out of that episode.”
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CNN begins airing the 12th and final season of “Parts Unknown” later this month.