Anthony Bourdain honored with posthumous Emmy awards for 'Parts Unknown'
Receiving the award on Bourdain's behalf, his longtime collaborator Lydia mentioned how it was a bittersweet moment as the chef had secretly coveted this award earlier.
Late culinary legend Anthony Bourdain was honored with posthumous Emmy Awards on Sunday for his work and contribution on the travel and food show 'Parts Unknown'. The popular chef and author won awards for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program and outstanding informational series or special along with the other producers of the program. Anthony's longtime collaborator and executive producer of 'Parts Unknown' Lydia Tenaglia accepted the award on his behalf.
In the acceptance speech, she described Bourdain as sometimes "bitingly funny and sardonic, at others deeply poignant and profound". "Tony was nominated for this nonfiction writing Emmy many times. It was the one award he secretly coveted but it had always eluded him. So it’s with a sense of bittersweetness that I accept it tonight on his behalf," she shared.
"Tony is truly off on a trip to Parts Unknown now. I wish we could be there to shoot it," Lydia shared. "I'm sure he would have written the hell out of that episode". According to HuffPost, she also shared that Bourdain's death had left "a gaping hole in our hearts".
The series received five Emmys. The show's digital venture "Anthony Bourdain: Explore Parts Unknown," received an additional Emmy making the total six. The show 'Parts Unknown's 12th and final season will air later on this month on CNN. The first episode of the series will feature Bourdain traveling to Kenya with CNN's W. Kamau Bell. It is the only episode which will feature Bourdain's narration.
Bourdain was found dead on June 8, 2018, from an apparent suicide. Bourdain was 61-years-old at the time and was found hanging in his room at the Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg, France. Bourdain was working on a new and upcoming episode of the show at the time.