Bourdain gets posthumous Emmy nominations for 'Parts Unknown'
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Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and TV personality who killed himself last month, received seven posthumous Emmy nominations on Thursday.

Bourdain received two personal nominations for his work as executive producer, host and writer of his CNN show “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” where he traveled the world sampling food and meeting various characters.

“Parts Unknown” received six nods, and content Bourdain produced for his travel website “Explore Parts Unknown” received one.


Bourdain, 61, took his life on June 8 while on location in France to record an episode for “Parts Unknown.” His death shocked longtime viewers and sparked a national conversation about suicide prevention.

“[Bourdain’s] love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller,” CNN said in a statement after his death last month.

"Parts Unknown" has captured multiple Emmy awards since its launch in 2003. It won the Outstanding Informational Series or Special every year since 2013 and is up for the award again for 2017.

This year’s Emmy nominations also mark the first time an Asian woman has been nominated for lead actress in a drama series. Sandra Oh on Thursday became the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated for the category for her role on “Killing Eve."