Two Mainers are among the TV stars whose performances, or shows, were nominated for this year’s annual Emmy Awards.

The list of nominees was released early today and includes Glenn Close in the category of lead actress in a drama series for her role in the DirecTV series “Damages.”

Close and her husband, Idexx Laboratories founder David Shaw, have a home overlooking the ocean on Prouts Neck in Scarborough.

Nominated for outstanding comedy series is the HBO show “Veep,” which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the vice president and features Readfield native Tim Simons as a White House liaison.

Simons, a University of Maine graduate, is not nominated for his individual performance.

The Emmy Awards will be given out on Sept. 23 and the ceremony will  be seen live on ABC at 8 p.m.

“Veep” went on the air this year and is Simons’ first big break in TV and has not been involved with an Emmy nomination before.

Close has won the Emmy for “Damages” twice before, in 2008 and 2009. She has also been nominated for six Oscars for film roles, but has never won. She lost out on an Oscar this year for her starring role in ‘’Albert Nobbs.”

Another Mainer was also nominated for an Emmy Thursday, though not as a performer. Biddeford native Chrisi Karvonides, a costume designer, was nominated in the category of outstanding costumes for a miniseries, movie or special for her work on “American Horror Story” on FX.

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