Young Donegal actress Amybeth McNulty's series has picked up a top gong from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

Irish-Canadian actress Amybeth and her Anne with a E co-stars and crew are celebrating after winning Best Drama at the high-profile Canadian Screen Awards last night.

Critically acclaimed Netflix drama Anne with an E led the way with 13 nominations, including a Best Lead Actress nomination for Amybeth.

The 16-year-old from Milford plays the spirited orphan Anne in the refreshed adaptation written by Moira Walley-Beckett of Breaking Bad.

Moire shared the stand-out moment when they won the award on Instagram:

The prize is yet another exciting accolade for the popular series, which will return for a second series later this year. Fans of Amybeth can look forward to seeing her shine as Anne Shirley-Cuthbert again, alongside her returning co-stars Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson, and Lucas Jade Zumann. Series two, which has an all-female writing room, is expected to be just as brave and bold as the first.

As the close-knit team were honoured as ‘Best Drama’ this week, Amybeth said she “couldn’t be prouder”.

Video: @CBC