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CNN Original Series "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown" and "The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy" Honored with Nine Combined Emmy Award Nominations
"We are extremely proud of the superb storytelling, highest-level production and singular voices of CNN's Original Series," said Jeff Zucker.

[via press release from CNN]


The highly-rated CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy received nine combined nominations in the 66th Primetime Emmy Award competition.

"We are extremely proud of the superb storytelling, highest-level production and singular voices of CNN's Original Series. They've clearly connected with viewers and critics alike and we are honored that the Television Academy has recognized their work," said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide.

CNN Original Series' nominations include:

Outstanding Informational Series or Special Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy

Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown - Tokyo and Punjab episodes

Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown - Tokyo episode

Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown - Punjab episode

Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown - Tokyo episode

Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown - Congo episode Ranked as the number one cable news program in the coveted 25-54 demo, and hosted by best-selling author, television personality and renowned chef Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown offers audiences an enriched way to view the world by complimenting CNN's global news coverage with stories that celebrate the world's diversity through the exploration of food and culture. Using rare archival footage and interviews with key historians, journalists, and witnesses, CNN puts the television viewer squarely in the middle of one of the most enduring tragedies in our nation's history. To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination, CNN Original Series commissioned a two-hour film, The Assassination of President Kennedy, from executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Mark Herzog, and co-executive producers Christopher G. Cowen and Kirk Saduski. The film premiered on CNN/U.S. in November 2013.

About Zero Point Zero Production Inc.:

Zero Point Zero Production, Inc. is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning television and digital production company founded in 2003 by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia, with partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009. Since its inception, the company has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 100 countries around the world, including the critically acclaimed, award winning series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN) and The Mind of a Chef (PBS). In 2009 Zero Point Zero began an expansion into other content platforms including interactive entertainment and publishing. In 2012 they released Pat LaFrieda's Big App for Meat, an interactive encyclopedia chosen as Apple's "App of the Week" and then named Apple's "Best APPS of 2012". In 2013 ZPZ acquired The Food Republic website, one of the launch properties in a new ZPZ-owned digital publishing venture. ZPZ is currently in production on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown season 3 (CNN); The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN); City.Ballet season 2 (a co-production with Sarah Jessica Parker for AOL On Originals); The Mind of a Chef season 3 (PBS); the award winning series, MeatEater with Steven Rinella season 4 (Sportsman Channel); The Getaway season 2 (Esquire/NBC); and Phil Rosenthal, The Lucky Bastard (PBS).

About The Sixties produced by Playtone and Herzog & Co.:

Executive produced by multiple Emmy (R) award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goeztman (HBO's John Adams and The Pacific) of Playtone, and Emmy (R) award-winning producer Mark Herzog (History's Gettysburg) of Herzog & Co. (HCO), the landmark era of the 1960s is explored through their provocative and compelling 10-part CNN Original Series, The Sixties.

About CNN Originals Series and CNN Worldwide:

CNN develops original content through strategic partnerships and commissioned productions for television. Amy Entelis, senior vice president of talent and content development for CNN Worldwide, and Vinnie Malhotra, senior vice president of development and acquisitions for CNN Worldwide, oversee the acquisition strategy of documentaries for CNN. Malhotra manages the day-to-day operations and works directly with filmmakers to develop original projects.

CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States; internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 271 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world's most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.

  [july 2014]  


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