September 15th, 2013
11:59 PM ET

CNN Original Series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” Wins Two 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

photo[1]Series Honored for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, and Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming (“Myanmar”)

CNN’s high-rated new series, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, which premiered in April, was honored with two Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards during a presentation at the NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles earlier tonight.  This is the first time CNN has been awarded an Emmy in the primetime competition.

The series earned Emmy Awards in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Informational Series or Special. Award recipients: Anthony Bourdain, executive producer/host; Christopher Collins, executive producer; Lydia Tenaglia, executive producer; Sandra Zweig, executive producer; Sally Freeman, producer; Tom Vitale, producer.
  • Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming: “Myanmar”  (the series premiere episode 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.). Award recipients: Todd Liebler, director of photography; Zach Zamboni, director of photography; Morgan Fallon, director of photography.

Adding to the celebratory mood, season two of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown premiered tonight at 9pm ET with the episode “Jerusalem,” marking the first time the host and crew have filmed a show in this area, including Gaza and the West Bank.

The one-hour weekend lifestyle series follows host Anthony Bourdain—world-renowned chef, bestselling author and multiple-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.

The new season of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown also features parts unknown within Spain, New Mexico, Copenhagen, Sicily, Detroit, Tokyo and South Africa. 

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown is produced by Zero Point Zero Production with Executive Producers and Founders Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia, along with Executive Producer Sandra Zweig. The Emmy award winning Zero Point Zero Production has produced programs with Anthony Bourdain for more than a decade, including Anthony Bourdain: No ReservationsThe LayoverA Cooks Tour, and Decoding Ferran Adria.

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  1. Martin Flick

    This is for Mr. Bourdain: Here's a quick URL: – if you're still in the Holy Land, and if you can get to Mt. Carmel, the Baha'i World Community and the Shrines may be open to you. I'm certain you'll find us [I'm one] willing and eager to share. You might extend an invitation to Ms. Roxana Saberi – she is well versed. ... If you're not still there, I hope you can go there reasonably soon. Marty Flick, San Mateo, CA.

    September 16, 2013 at 12:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Nancy Klassen

    Our family enjoyed the 2nd Season Premier of "Jerusalem" immensely. We felt, particularly, treated to see the chefs of the collaborative cookbook we gifted to our son last Christmas following its review in the Globe and Mail. Edgy and tight, bravo!

    September 16, 2013 at 1:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Patricia Clark

    I love this show! It is so nice to see the kind of travel celebrated that was popular back when I was a student in the 60s. Travel is discovery of food, politics, and most importantly, the people. This is as close to trekking as I've seen on tv. Travel is not the realm of the wealthy, and this show reflects that. I learn something from every show.

    September 16, 2013 at 4:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Louie

    Congrats Tony!!

    September 16, 2013 at 8:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. John Kruithof

    Well deserved award. This series restores my interest in CNN.

    September 16, 2013 at 9:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. jaaxelson

    the best show i've seen on television in a very long time. i don't care if it's a informational or whatever format the biz needs to put this show in the box it can deal with this kind of originality. which has me concerned because usually shows like this don't find an audience and die a quick and quiet death.

    September 16, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. alice kelly

    Love anthony show. he has matured so much. Thanks

    September 16, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Rae

    Absolutely fantastic show. They deserve all the awards and props. Every show has worthwile information about the country/state and the food. Such an enriching show for the entire family.

    September 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Picasa

    I so looked forward to the Jerusalem program and was so disappointed at Mr. Bourdain's attitude as he actually "cringed" as he approached the Wall. The way he admitted to being part Jewish was so disrespectful it was painful to even listen to. Then he went on to barely spending any time in "beautiful" Jerusalem, a place I toured. There is so much there, the wonderful markets, filled with lush produce, the synagogues, the culture and education, the scientific advances, the wonderful people who fight to survive constant rocket attacks while welcoming refugees from so many lands, etc. But he spent most of the hour with Arabs and in Gaza with Hamas who have sworn to wipe the Jews in Israel off the face of the earth. He raved about the Arab food while Israeli food is some of the best I have eaten and he never touched on what they have accomplished in that country. Does he so hate that part of his heritage? I was SO DISAPPOINTED as I had this set on DVR and afterwards, erased it.

    September 17, 2013 at 7:02 am | Report abuse | Reply

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