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“Parts Unknown”, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” win big at Creative Arts Emmy Awards

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and VH1′s RuPaul’s Drag Race took home multiple awards at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The awards, honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television, were held in ...
September 10, 2018

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and VH1′s RuPaul’s Drag Race took home multiple awards at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

The awards, honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television, were held in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater over two days on Sept. 8 and Sept. 9.

CNN’s culinary travelogue Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown took home five awards, including outstanding writing for a non-fiction program (Bourdain; pictured) and outstanding informational series or special. Bourdain died by suicide in June at the age of 61. The last season of the series will debut on CNN in the fall.

Meanwhile, VH1′s drag queen competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race took home four awards, including outstanding directing for a reality program. RuPaul Charles took home the award for outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program.

Also, global streaming service Netflix’s makeover series Queer Eye won three awards, including outstanding structured reality program.

Other notable winners in non-fiction and unscriped include:

  • National Geographic’s Life Below Zero, outstanding cinematography for a reality program;
  • National Geographic’s Jane, outstanding cinematography for a nonfiction program;
  • Netflix’s Wild Wild Country, outstanding documentary or nonfiction series;
  • Netflix’s Strong Island, exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking;
  • CNN’s United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, outstanding unstructured reality program;
  • CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Explore Parts Unknown, outstanding short form non-fiction or reality series.

Check out the Creative Arts Emmy Awards website for the entire list of unscripted winners.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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