The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning (PDF) and a handful of food reality shows and food TV personalities garnered nods. Anthony Bourdain and the crew of his CNN show Parts Unknown, who took home two Emmys last year, are up for seven awards this year. Overall, the show has been nominated for both "Outstanding Informational Series or Special" and "Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming."
Single episodes of Parts Unknown also gained plenty of nominations: They got "Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming" nods for both the Tokyo and Punjab episodes. The Tokyo episode is also up for awards in the "Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming" and "Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming" categories. Plus, the Punjab episode landed one more nomination for "Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special. Bourdain also earned a nomination for "Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program" for his snarky antics on ABC's The Taste.
HBO's Treme is up for four awards this year. The show was nominated for "Outstanding Miniseries," "Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special," "Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special," and "Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)."
Other nominations include Bravo's Top Chef which is up for "Outstanding Reality-Competition Program" and Fox's Bob Burger's which earned a nomination for "Outstanding Animated Program." Plus, human lava lamp Guy Fieri's Food Network Show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives has a nomination for "Outstanding Structured Reality Program."
· 66th Primetime Emmys Nominations [Emmys]
· All Awards Coverage on Eater [-E-]