AceShowbiz - "Atlanta" may have lost the Best Comedy Series gong to "Silicon Valley", but at least its star Keith Stanfield got a chance to steal the spotlight at the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards. The actor/rapper crashed the stage after "Silicon Valley" was announced as the winner of the category.
He took the mic to deliver a quick acceptance speech. "I wanna thank everybody for honoring us in this way," he said, while "Silicon Valley" executive producer Tom Lassally was making his way onto the stage. "We worked very hard on 'Silicon Valley', and here we are. Thank you," he added, before leaving the stage.
While the audience was surprised by the stunt, Lassally remained calm as he waited for his turn to speak. "Unfortunately, [exec producer] Alec Berg was sick tonight," he said, before joking about Stanfield's intrusion, "so he [Stanfield] and I are both last-minute substitutions."
Viewers at home quickly took to Twitter to react to the shocking moment. "Keith Stanfield just pulled a Kanye moment at the #criticschoiceawards," wrote Wilson Morales. Kristopher Tapley tweeted, "Keith! OMG! Pulled a Kanye!"
It's the second time "Silicon Valley" won the Best Comedy Series title at the Critics' Choice Awards. The HBO series beat the likes of "Atlanta", "Black-ish", "Modern Family", "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Veep" in the category.