Bourdain and his series, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” which airs on CNN, won six awards. They included two individual awards for Bourdain, one for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program and another for his role as executive producer of the series, which won for outstanding informational series.
“Parts Unknown” also won in the picture editing, sound editing and sound mixing categories.
The show’s digital extension, “Explore Parts Unknown,” earned a statue as well.
Bourdain died by suicide in June.
“So it is with tremendous bittersweetness that I accept it on his behalf,” she said.
CNN will premiere the first of eight final episodes of “Parts Unknown” on September 23.
With the exception of the premiere, the episodes will not feature Bourdain’s narration or writing, but make use of the material obtained in the field.
“United Shades of America” host W. Kamau Bell accompanies Bourdain to Kenya in the season opener.
Bell, also an Emmy winner Sunday night, paid tribute to Bourdain ahead of the show on social media.
“On #Emmy day I have to make sure I honor the man who made it possible for me to have #UnitedShades. w/o @anthonybourdain going to @CNN & showing us all the new possibilities there, I wouldn’t have my show,” he wrote. “Thank you, Tony. & also thank you for taking me to Africa for my 1st time.”
Sunday was the second of two nights worth of awards presentations as part of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which honors outstanding artistic and technical achievements.