January 17, 2019

Anthony Bourdain won 6 Emmy nominations just 3 months after his death

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Anthony Bourdain and his show bagged six Emmy Awards following his sudden passing in June 2018.

The late chef received posthumous awards on September 10, 2018, at the 70th Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

He won six trophies for his CNN show, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” along with his digital series, “Anthony Bourdain: Explore Parts Unknown.”

Three months after his death, he received awards for Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Informational Series or Special.


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The show bagged the Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera), and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera).

As for the digital series, Bourdain and his team won an award for Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series.


Lydia Tenaglia, the show’s producer, accepted the awards on Bourdain’s behalf.

According to Deadline, she said, “Tony was nominated for this Emmy many times, but it had always eluded him. So it is with tremendous bittersweetness that I accept it on his behalf.”

Bourdain passed away in June in Kaysersberg, France. At the time, his lifeless body was found by his fellow chef and friend, Eric Ripert, in his room at the Le Chambard hotel.


This fall, Bourdain’s show is expected to air its 12th and final season, which will have seven episodes in total.

For the first episode, the show will feature W. Kamau Bell – an Emmy-nominated host of CNN’s “United Shades of America – on a trip to Kenya.


Bourdain’s recent achievements follow his previous nominations for his work on “The Taste” and “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.”

In 2016, his CNN series also won an Emmy Award in the Informational Series category.

A while after his death, reports revealed that he left a good chunk of his $1.2-million estate to his 11-year-old daughter, Ariane.

The New York Daily News shared the details in their previous report, which also noted that the court will have to appoint a guardian to protect the child’s assets since she is still a minor.