Tough As Nails

Outstanding Competition Program


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

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Competition Program

Executive Producers: Phil Keoghan, Louise Keoghan and Anthony Carbone

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program

Phil Keoghan

Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program

Outstanding Costumes For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program

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


“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