Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Has Been Nominated for 6 Emmys

By A.J. Katz 

CNN’s critically acclaimed travel series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown has been nominated for six Emmy Awards this year, one month after the legendary chef and host took his own life at the age of 61. Bourdain was found unresponsive in a hotel room in Strasbourg, France, on June 8. He was in the city filming the 11th season of Parts Unknown.

Parts Unknown has been nominated in the following categories: outstanding informational series or special, outstanding short form nonfiction or reality series, outstanding sound mixing for a nonfiction program, outstanding cinematography for a nonfiction program, outstanding picture editing for a nonfiction program and outstanding writing for a nonfiction program.

During the Parts Unknown’s 10-season run, it received 31 nominations, winning five times. It also won a Peabody Award in 2013.


Additionally, CNN’s United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell was nominated for two Emmys: outstanding unstructured reality program, and outstanding picture editing for an unstructured reality program.

Nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards were announced today, with Netflix breaking HBO’s 17-year streak as most-nominated network. The ceremony is set to air on NBC for the first time since 2014 on Monday, Sept. 17, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che will host.

For more information on this year’s Emmys nominees, check out this story from Adweek’s Sara Jerde.