I didn’t watch the Emmys last night, so I don’t know if Anthony Bourdain attended. No Reservations was nominated for Outstanding Nonfiction Series. It lost to American Masters. (Tony was robbed, I say!)
It was with some difficulty I finally ferreted out the results on the show’s third nomination this morning. The Emmys seem like some cheesy carnival game, with dozens of bizarre, obscure categories to ensure “If you play, you win!” — for something — eventually.
This isn’t to detract from Tony’s win. I’m just saying, when you see ALL the nominations in one place, sheesh! How have they missed having a whole set of awards for Outstanding Typing of a Script in every category?
No Res: Laos was nominated for Outstanding Editing, but lost to This American Life. Is isolationism at work, since No Res got beaten by shows with “American” in their title in both categories?
However, Laos DID win for Outstanding Cinematography last week, so No Res has earned well-deserved bragging rights as an “Emmy-award-winning series.”
Personally, I’d like to see Bourdain win for Outstanding Writing in Nonfiction Programming. Haven’t those Emmy people been listening to him at all?
In case you missed it, Cats Working reader Cindy put us on to a gallery of Getty photos of Tony and his wife Ottavia at the New York Emmy ceremonies earlier this month, the premier of Julie & Julia, and other events.
Even though Season 5 wrapped up last week in Sardinia, Bourdain’s popping up all over the Internet again. His summer vacation is definitely over.
Josh Ozersky at Feedbag did a podcast with Tony on September 11 about the upcoming New York Wine & Food Festival from October 8-11, where Tony will be appearing with David Chang. Tony waxes eloquently profane on mixologists vs. bartenders.
Nikki Metzgar at Houston Press provides great descriptions of some things Bourdain ate in Sardinia. I was particularly interested in what that cracker-like bread was all about.
Sarah Kelley at Leo Weekly got an advance interview with Bourdain before he appears at the Idea Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 25. He’s still talking about spending a year in Vietnam, and he took another swipe at Sandra Lee.