July 12-- Anthony Bourdain was nominated posthumously for an Emmy in the outstanding informational series or special category Thursday morning, giving him a chance to earn his fifth TV honor come September.
CNN's "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" notched a total of six nominations for 2018, five of them in Creative Arts Emmy categories.
Since 2010, the celebrity chef and world traveler had earned four Emmy statues for the show along with a host of nominations in various categories for it, "The Taste" and "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations."
"[I]t is not a travel show, really, or a food show, but an encyclopedia of human variety, ingenuity, adaptation, survival and aspiration," The Times TV critic Robert Lloyd said of "No Reservations" in June.
"Where most travel-based shows have a touristic bent, Bourdain's, which ranged from Korea to Koreatown, Iran to Antarctica, Chicago to Shanghai to Boreno to Senegal, were never about where you, as a viewer, as a consumer, could go-he often went places you couldn't-and what to do when you got there," Lloyd wrote.
"Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" on A&E, "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman" on Netflix, "StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson" on National Geographic and "Vice" on HBO are also nominated for best informational series or special for 2018.
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