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It has been just over a month since the celebrated chef and storyteller Anthony Bourdain died by suicide, and now his work is being posthumously honored by one of the world's most prestigious media organizations.
On Wednesday, the Television Academy and Foundation announced that "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," had received six nominations for its 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Bourdain's friends, colleagues and fans are now paying tribute to the announcement on social media.
The show was nominated for six categories: cinematography for a nonfiction program, picture editing for a nonfiction program, sound editing for a nonfiction program, sound mixing for a nonfiction program, short-form nonfiction or reality series and informational series or special.
Bourdain was nominated as an executive producer and host for the latter category, and was also nominated for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program.
In a post remembering his longtime pal, chef Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods," congratulated with a touching tweet:
One of Bourdain's former co-workers at Zero Point Zero Production Inc., which produced "Parts Unknown," also paid tribute to the chef, posting, "Today we received 6 Emmy nominations for our work on Parts Unknown. Tony, you'd be so ... proud. I'm incredibly proud of our entire team — the work we've done and will continue to do."
Bourdain wrote the forward in the cookbook for Big Gay Ice Cream, a frozen dessert shop in New York City, and the official account of the popular sweets parlor commented on an Instagram post about the nominations:
"One reason he was proud of Parts Unknown was that the crew was amazing and integral and these nominations (and the ones from prior years) prove it. He told me 'it's not just The Tony Bourdain Show' (because of his crew) and for a guy who thought *daily life* was The Tony Bourdain show that comment is really saying something! ?"
Fans are also joining in to root for the show — and Bourdain — to win the awards, posting on social media: "Tony is smiling from his bowl of noodles," and "Such an amazingly crafted show. Tony will continue to inspire so many through this body of work you all created. I hope you win them all."
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. on NBC.
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