CNN has won five awards at the 71st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremony — the CNN Original Series’ Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, and United Shades of America with W Kamau Bell were each honored with two awards, and CNN FilmsRBG won a top documentary prize.
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was presented awards for episodes that aired in its 12th and final season. The series received its 6th Emmy® for Outstanding Informational Series, and its 2nd consecutive award in the Outstanding Writing for a Non-Fiction program category. The series has now won a total of 13 Emmys®.
United Shades with W. Kamau Bellwon its 3rd consecutive Emmy ® in the Unstructured Reality category and had its first win for Outstanding Picture Editing for a Non-Fiction Program.
CNN Emmy wins
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Wins Its 6th Emmy® for Outstanding Informational Series and 2nd Consecutive Award for Outstanding Writing for a Non-Fiction Program
United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell Secures 3rd Consecutive Win for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program & First Emmy® for Outstanding Picture Editing for Unstructured Reality Program
CNN Films RBG Wins Emmy® for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
CNN Films RBG was awarded the Emmy® for Exceptional Merit in Documentary filmmaking.
Following are the Emmy® Awards won by CNN Original Series and CNN Films:
Outstanding Informational Series or Special
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig, Amy Entelis, Lizzie Fox,executive producers; Jared Andrukanis, co-executive producer; Michael Steed, Jonathan Cianfrani, producers
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell
Kamau Bell, Jimmy Fox, Gregory J. Lipstone,Layla Smith, Tim Pastore, Justin Yungfleisch, Amy Entelis, Lizzie Fox, executive producers; Lauren Thompson, co-executive producer; David E.J. Berger, Dwayne Kennedy, Geraldine L. Porras, supervising producers
Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program –
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (Kenya episode)
Anthony Bourdain, writer
Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program
United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell – Hmong Americans And The Secret War
Alessandro Soares, Editor
Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
- Produced by: Julie Cohen
- Produced by: Betsy West
- Executive producer: Amy Entelis
- Executive producer: Courtney Sexton