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Bourdain, 'Top Chef' Get Emmy Nominations
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Somehow it is once again awards season, which means we'll be camping out in each other's apartments with plenty bottles of wine and Twitter at the ready. First up, the Emmys.
Nominees this year include pop culture favorites Game of Thrones, Homeland, and Girls, but among the food crowd there were only a couple of names that we noted.
First up, Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, which is nominated for Outstanding Informational Series or Special. The Libya episode is also nominated for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming, while its Myanmar episode is nominated for Outstanding Cinematography as well as Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming. Bourdain himself is nominated as an Outstanding Host for A Reality or Reality-Competition Program.
Meanwhile, Top Chef was obviously nominated for the Outstanding Reality-Competition section, also gaining recognition for their "Last Chance Kitchen" special, plus their Interactive program on BravoTV.com. Their "Glacial Gourmand" episode is nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming.
Guy Fieri has one nomination, with Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives for Outstanding Reality Program; MasterChef has one episode nominated for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series, while Deadliest Catch has four nominations, including Outstanding Reality Program. "The Mutiny on Bering Sea" episode is nominated for Outstanding Cinematography as well as Picture Editing and Sound Mixing.
In lesser food-oriented programs, Bob's Burgers was nominated for Outstanding Animated Program (O.T.: The Outside Toilet), while Disney's Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe got a shoutout as well. The Weight of the Nation fo Kids: Quiz Ed! from HBO is also nominated for Outstanding Children's Program. Finally, Jerry Seinfeld's coffee-comedy-centric Web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is nominated as well. Not bad food world, not bad.
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