Tough As Nails

Outstanding Competition Program

“In these very different times, it makes sense that our reality television looks very different as well. That’s the intention behind Tough as Nails, CBS’ latest reality hit…”

– Parade Magazine

“Equal parts entertaining, inspiring, and educational, Tough As Nails has been exactly the right kind of reality escape for this year.”

– Primetimer

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Competition Program

Executive Producers: Phil Keoghan, Louise Keoghan and Terry Castagnola

TOUGH AS NAILS is a competition series that celebrates everyday Americans who consider the calluses on their hands a badge of honor. Competitors are tested for their strength, endurance, agility and mental toughness in challenges that take place in the real world. One by one, they are eliminated until the TOUGH AS NAILS winner is named, but nobody goes home. Even after they “punch out” of the individual competition, they have the opportunity to win additional prizes in the team competitions that continues throughout the season. The series redefines what it means to be tough, proving that it comes in all shapes and sizes.

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program

Phil Keoghan

Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program

Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program

Outstanding Competition Program

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Single Or Multi-camera)

Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Reality Or Competition Program

outstanding main title design


S3 E1 | “Ready for Battle”

Phil Keoghan welcomes the 12 new crew members to Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in Southern California, where season one winner Marine Veteran Kelly “Murph” Murphy returns to kick off the new season and guide the crew through their first challenge: race to receive cargo dropped from a C-130 plane.