Teenage acting star Amybeth McNulty has earned a place as one of the top contenders in the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards - with an impressive 13 nominations for her breakout series.

Letterkenny-born actress Amybeth has shared her delight this week at being nominated for Best Lead Actress for her role in Anne with an E.

Adaptation drama Anne emerged as a clear forerunner in the Canadian Academy Awards with the most nominations for one show, it was revealed yesterday.

Sixteen-year-old Irish-Canadian Amybeth is nominated for Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama, alongside Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Caroline Dhavernas (Mary Kills People), Jennie Raymond (Sex & Violence) and Meaghan Rath (Rogue).

Amybeth McNulty

The Anne with a E cast and the crew are up for awards including Best Drama Series, Best Costume Design, Best Direction, Best Original Music, Best Supporting Actress (Geraldine James), Best Supporting Actor (Robert H. Thomson), Best Picture Editing, Best Production Design, Best Writing, Best Achievement in Casting, Best Guest Performance (Deborah Grover).

Amybeth shared her delight on Instagram yesterday, saying: “This is such an incredible honour.

“The actors and actresses in these categories are true inspirations to me so it’s unbelievable to imagine me to be in the same category as them.

“Everyone has worked so incredibly hard on this series and I am so proud to be involved in this show.

“Congratulations everyone.”

Amybeth has shone in the titular role in Anne after being selected from more than 1,800 girls after an online audition from Donegal. Amybeth’s mother Siobhan is originally from Alberta.

The Netflix drama has since become a hugely popular adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s timeless Canadian novel, Anne of Green Gables. Amybeth plays the spirited 13-year-old orphan Anne Shirley as she fights for love, acceptance, and her place in the world against all odds and many challenges in late 19th century Prince Edward Island.