'Atlanta' Star Lakeith Stanfield Crashes Critics' Choice Awards Stage After 'Silicon Valley' Win

Lakeith Stanfield, who plays Darius on 'Atlanta,' went up to 'accept' the Best Comedy Series award for 'Silicon Valley' and it was awkward AF.

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The 22nd annual Critics’ Choice Awards took place Sunday night, and while you probably didn't tune in, there is one moment from the evening that you'll be seeing on your timeline for the next 18 hours. Lakeith Stanfield, best known for his role as Darius on Donald Glover's incredible TV series Atlanta, pulled a Kanye-esque move when he took the stage to 'accept' the Best Comedy Series award for Silicon Valley.

Of course, the moment caught Silicon Valley executive producer Tom Lassally, who was going up to accept the award for his cast and crew, by surprise.

Sam Richardson's (from Veep) reaction pretty much set up what was going to happen next.


“I want to thank everybody for honoring us in this way,” Stanfield said with a straight face. “We worked very hard on Silicon Valley and here we are. Thank you.”


A few seconds later Lassally began his own speech with, "I have no idea who that was." Heh.


Atlanta was in the running for Best Comedy Series and Stanfield's disruption may have been a sign of protest for the show not going home with the award. For what it's worth, Glover did win in the Best Actor in a Comedy Series category. Well-deserved.

Following the incident, Stanfield simply tweeted out, "Not crazy." 

Not crazy

Maybe we can just chalk this up as a 'Darius' moment.

We certainly could use a lot more of him in our lives.

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