Anthony Bourdain was honored with posthumous Emmy Awards on Sunday night for his work on the travel and food program “Parts Unknown.”
“Tony was nominated for this Emmy many times, but it had always eluded him. So it is with tremendous bittersweetness that I accept it on his behalf,” producer Lydia Tenaglia said at the awards show, while accepting the outstanding writing nod, according to Deadline.
“He’s truly on a journey to parts unknown. We wish we could have shot that journey with him,” she added.
The series picked up five Emmys. Its digital venture, “Anthony Bourdain: Explore Parts Unknown,” picked up an additional Emmy, bringing the show’s Emmy statues total to six.
The first episode of the new season will feature Bourdain traveling to Kenya with CNN’s W. Kamau Bell. It will be the only one to feature the chef’s personal narration.