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'Atlanta' Star Lakeith Stanfield Crashes Stage To Accept 'Silicon Valley' Critics' Choice Award

He pulled a Kanye.

As we all know by now, award shows can be extremely boring. Celebrities take the stage to accept their awards, often giving versions of the same speech over and over again. 

Sunday night, however, “Atlanta” star Lakeith Stanfield decided to keep things interesting at the Critics’ Choice Awards by going off-script and pulling a Kanye.

After Leslie Mann and Christian Slater announced the award for Best Comedy Series, which went to “Silicon Valley,” Stanfield crashed the stage and accepted the award for them. 

As he walked to the stage, “Veep” star Sam Richardson couldn’t help but express his shock (and perhaps a little delight): 

When Stanfield got to the microphone, he said plainly, “I want to thank everybody for honoring us in this way. We worked very hard on ‘Silicon Valley’ and here we are. Thank you.”

Meanwhile, “Silicon Valley” executive producer Tom Lassally walked behind him, clearly confused as to what was going on. 

“I have no idea who that was,” Lassally admitted as he accepted the award on behalf of the cast and crew. 

Following the show, Stanfield seemed to respond to the incident on Twitter, writing, “Not crazy.” 

While “Atlanta” didn’t pick up the award for Best Comedy Series, the show’s star and creator, Donald Glover, did take home the trophy for Best Comedy Actor

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