Anthony Bourdain received six posthumous Emmy awards Sunday for his CNN show Parts Unknown and its digital spinoff.
Bourdain died by suicide in June, at age 61. Parts Unknown was up for six awards at the Creative Arts Emmys, and it won five: best informational series or special, writing for nonfiction program, picture editing for a nonfiction program, sound editing for a nonfiction program, and sound mixing for a nonfiction program. Bourdain won two of the Emmys personally, as well as an Emmy for best short-form nonfiction or reality show for Anthony Bourdain: Explore Parts Unknown.
Bourdain was remembered by his coworkers backstage. "One thing about this loss is it's not ours alone, like everybody knew that guy," Explore Parts Unknown executive producer Nathan Thornburgh told reporters. "Everybody had a selfie with him, but more importantly I think everyone felt like he had spoken to them over the years and that's helped a lot, to feel like we're not alone." Bourdain won his first Primetime Emmy in 2013 for Parts Unknown. Catherine Garcia