CNN's “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” series has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards in its inaugural season, and marks the first time CNN has been honored with a Primetime Emmy nod. The one-hour lifestyle series follows host Anthony Bourdain- world-renowned chef, bestselling author and Emmy winning television personality- as he travels across the globe to uncover little-known areas of the world and celebrate diverse cultures by exploring food and dining rituals.
Outstanding Informational Series or Special: "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown"
Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming: "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown" Libya.
Episode featured Bourdain's look at Libya through personal stories, food and the music of anti-Qaddafi expats who returned to fight.
Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming: "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown" Myanmar.
Series premiere offered an inside look at Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, discovering the fabled beauty and local cuisines of a country that had been, up until recently, off-limits to outsiders.
Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming: "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown" Myanmar.
"These nominations are a true reflection of the hard work done by Tony and his team, and their enthusiasm for parts unknown worldwide has been recognized by viewers and the industry," said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide. "In addition, this is the first time in our history that CNN has been honored with Primetime Emmy nominations, validating our commitment to expanding the definition of news for our audiences."
"In less than a year I became part of the CNN family, traveled to locations I never thought possible and 'Parts Unknown' has now been honored with four Primetime Emmy nominations," said Bourdain. "I am honored and humbled and ready to do it all over again in season two."
The CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, will begin its second season of eight episodes on September 16, and will explore the food, culture and history of parts unknown within Spain, New Mexico, Israel, Copenhagen, Sicily, Detroit, Tokyo and India.