Hollywood paid tribute to Anthony Bourdain last night by honoring the late host and the team behind his hit CNN travel show, Parts Unknown, with six awards at the Creative Arts Emmys. The series took home statues for picture editing for a nonfiction program (for the Lagos episode), sound editing for a nonfiction program (for the Seattle episode), sound mixing for a nonfiction program (also for the Lagos episode), best informational series or special, and writing for a nonfiction program (for the Southern Italy episode), while the show’s digital counterpart, Explore Parts Unknown, won in the category of best short-form nonfiction or reality.
Bourdain personally won in the informational series and writing categories. “Tony was nominated for this Emmy many times,” producer Lydia Tenaglia said while accepting the writing award. “But it had always eluded him, the one he had always coveted, so it is with tremendous bittersweetness that I accept it on his behalf… his writing was always fiercely intelligent — very real, no bullshit.” The Creative Arts Emmys ceremony took place three months after the author andTV host died in France while filming Parts Unknown. The final season of the show will premiere on CNN September 23.
In other Creative Arts Emmys news, the team from lifestyle transformation hit Queer Eye also collected several awards last night, including wins in the categories of outstanding structured reality program, outstanding picture editing for a structured reality program, and outstanding casting for a reality program. On Instagram, the Fab Five’s food expert, Antoni Porowski, remarked: “Congrats to the entire famiglia at @queereye. You’ve changed my life’s path indefinitely and have brought hope to LGBTQIA+ worldwide via @netflix. I am oh so very proud.”
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