‘Atlanta’ star Lakeith Stanfield crashes Critics’ Choice stage, gives acceptance speech for ‘Silicon Valley’
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While Silicon Valley‘s executive producer, Tom Lassally, made his way way up to the stage, Stanfield got up to the mic even faster, and it was clear no one knew what he was going to say.
“I wanna thank everybody for honoring us in this way,” Stanfield said, earnestly. “We worked really hard on Silicon Valley, and here we are. Thank you.”
Stanfield, of course, is actually not involved in any way with Silicon Valley, but instead stars as the unpredictable and rather inexplicable Darius on FX’s Atlanta, which was one of the shows Silicon Valley beat out for the award.
After Stanfield exited the stage, presenters Christian Slater and Leslie Mann laughed off the unexpected interruption and allowed Lassally to take the mic, but it was clear the producer was baffled by the incident.
“[I have] no idea who that was,” Lassally said, referring to Stanfield, who has recently appeared in such films as Straight Outta Compton, where he played Snoop Dogg, as well as Selma,…