Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown receives 6 Emmy Nominations

Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown received a special a nomination for Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series.


                            Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown receives 6 Emmy Nominations

Just a month after travel writer and TV peersonality Anthony Bourdain killed himself, his award-winning CNN show "Parts Unknown" has been nominated for  six awards at the 2018 Emmys.

Bourdain's death was confirmed by CNN on June 8, stating that he had killed himself in his hotel room in France, where he was on a visit to film an upcoming episode of 'Parts Unknown'.

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert attend 'WASTED! The Story of Food Waste' Premiere during 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert attend 'WASTED! The Story of Food Waste' Premiere during 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

The nominations which came in on Thursday, announced that Parts Unknown had been nominated for Outstanding Information Series or Special, Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program.

The show also went on to receive a nomination for Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series.

However, Bourdain's death has still continued to be a matter of shock for most fans and followers worldwide, with several members of the food industry, as well as Hollywood artists, taking it to social media to mourn, offer condolences and react to the loss of such an eminent figure in TV.

"Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123," Gordon Ramsay tweeted.

Bourdain's longtime girlfriend, Asia Argento, had also shared her thoughts on Twitter, saying: "Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine."

Even though Bourdain's behaviour leading up to his death seemed rather strange - but not odd enough - medical autopsy reports revealed much later that there were no unusual narcotics found in his system at the time of death, apart from usual prescribed anxiety medication.

He was found in his room after he had failed to show up for a rustic French dinner that he was supposed to have with Eric Ripert, who was accompanying him on the trip. "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," a spokesperson for the network said in a statement at the time.

They added: "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time."