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Anthony Bourdain wins posthumous Emmy for CNN’s ‘Parts Unknown’

2019-09-16

Late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show “Parts Unknown” took home two awards, including one for his writing, at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards over the weekend.

The 12th and final season of his acclaimed travel show premiered nearly a year ago, more than two months after Bourdain committed suicide at a French hotel.

The #Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series or Special goes to Anthony Bourdain @PartsUnknownCNN. #Emmys pic.twitter.com/jD9qjNYckw

Saturday’s awards were for writing for a nonfiction program and outstanding informational series or special. The writing award was for the series finale, which featured Kenya and was shot shortly before his death.

.@ericripert @mdgoulding our friend keeps delivering the goods....I know you are celebrating somewhere....congratulations Dear Friend..... https://t.co/ToDi62IH8L

Fellow celebrity chef and friend José Andrés celebrated the achievement on social media, tweeting that “our friend keeps delivering the goods.”

It was the second year Bourdain won posthumous Emmys. His show received all six awards it was nominated for at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

The ceremony, held this year at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, is a precursor to the primetime Emmy Awards. The main event is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday.