Atlanta’s Keith Stanfield Crashes the Stage as ‘Silicon Valley’ Wins Best Comedy Series at Critics’ Choice Awards 2016

What just happened? Silicon Valley received the Best Comedy Series award at the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica on Sunday, December 11 — and the HBO show’s producer Tom Lassally totally got Kanye’d before his acceptance speech.

After Leslie Mann and Christian Slater announced that Silicon Valley won the award, Atlanta star Keith Stanfield stood up from his seat and made his way to the stage. “I want to thank everybody for, um, honoring us in this way. We worked very hard on Silicon Valley and here we are. Thank you,” he said to the audience before walking off stage.

Keith Stanfield, Leslie Mann and Christian Slater and Tom Lassally
Keith Stanfield crashes the stage with actors Leslie Mann and Christian Slater and producer Tom Lassally, winner of Best Comedy Series for ‘Silicon Valley’ during the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards in 2016. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Visibly confused, Lassally laughed and took the microphone, saying, “Wow, no idea who that was.” (Atlanta, an FX comedy-drama created by Donald Glover, was also nominated in the category.)

Immediately after the bizarre incident, viewers took to social media to express their thoughts.

Donald Glover, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry and Keith Stanfield
Donald Glover, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry and Keith Stanfield attend the FX Networks TCA 2016. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

“Did one of the guys from Atlanta really just Kanye Silicon Valley?” one user wrote on Twitter. Another added, “Yooooo @stanfield_keith just did the most Darius thing ever by taking the mic instead of @SiliconHBO at #CriticsChoice.”

As the world knows, Kanye West infamously interrupted Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, spawning the “Imma let you finish” internet meme.

Meanwhile, several other fans felt that Atlanta should have won the award, with one viewer tweeting, “I love #SiliconValley. I really do, but #AtlantaFX was hands down the best comedy on television this year. No competition.”

Earlier in the evening, Atlanta‘s Glover won the Best Actor in a Comedy Series Award.

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