Anonymous Emmy Ballot: Editor Says Bourdain Has Already Been Honored, So Give It To Letterman, ‘Despite His Flaws’

“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” scored six Emmy nominations this year, including two for Bourdain himself: Outstanding Informational Series or Special, and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program.

The digital series “Anthony Bourdain: Explore Parts Unknown” also received a nomination, giving voters seven shots at honoring the late chef and host.But the death of a star doesn’t necessarily guarantee a posthumous Emmy.

Just last year, it was thought Carrie Fisher might land the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Emmy for her role on “Catastrophe,” but instead it went to Melissa McCarthy.“Parts Unknown” won the Outstanding Informational Series or Special Emmy four years in a row, from 2013 to 2016, so the CNN series has a track record in the category.

But voters may also choose to honor Bourdain in the writing category, and give the series award to another program.One editor, filling out IndieWire’s anonymous Emmy ballot,

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