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    Anthony Bourdain Won Two Posthumous Creative Emmys For “Parts Unknown”

    The host, who died in June, won an award for his writing for the show, as well as Outstanding Informational Series or Special.

    Antony Bourdain was posthumously honoured at the Creative Emmys last night, winning awards for writing and Outstanding Informational Series.

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    Bourdain killed himself in France earlier this year while shooting an episode for the CNN show's 11th season.

    At the Creative Emmy Awards, a television awards show that mostly focuses on technical categories ahead of the Primetime Emmys, Bourdain himself won an award for his writing for an episode set in southern Italy. He also won for his role as executive producer in the category of Outstanding Informational Series or Special, alongside his team. Parts Unknown also came away with awards for editing, sound editing, sound mixing, and short-form content.

    According to Variety, another executive producer of Parts Unknown, Lydia Tenaglia, accepted the writing award on behalf of Bourdain and said: “He’s off on a journey to parts unknown. We wish we could be there to shoot that journey with him. I think he would have written the hell out of that episode.”

    During a photo call, the cast and crew of Parts Unknown left an empty chair for Bourdain, on which they placed his award.

    The multi-Emmy-winning team from @PartsUnknownCNN takes a moment to honor their beloved leader @Bourdain at #EmmysArts. https://t.co/np8KKFZqXI

    CNN has announced that Parts Unknown will return for a final season, which will include two specials on Bourdain's life and his work on the show.

    Anthony Bourdain's @PartsUnknownCNN will return for its 12th and final season on Sept. 23.

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org.

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