Anthony Bourdain is still racking up the accolades, even a month after his death. On Thursday, Bourdain and his CNN series “Parts Unknown” were nominated for six Primetime Emmys, including: outstanding informational series or special; outstanding cinematography for a nonfiction program; outstanding picture editing for a nonfiction program; outstanding sound editing for a nonfiction program; outstanding sound mixing for a nonfiction program; and outstanding writing for a nonfiction program. An online component of the show, “Anthony Bourdain: Explore Parts Unknown,” also received a nomination for outstanding short form nonfiction or reality series.
Any Emmys won by Bourdain this year will join the five Emmys the show has already won since it debuted in 2013. And since the final four episodes of this season aired after this year’s Emmy eligibility period, Bourdain could even be looking at more awards coming in 2019.
Anderson Cooper, who introduced Bourdain’s final episode of “Parts Unknown” that aired after his death, joined colleagues and friends in praise of Bourdain’s work. “If Tony could hear this,” Cooper said in his introduction, “he’d probably be embarrassed by the praise…he also preferred to let his work speak for itself.”
The first eight seasons are currently available on Netflix.