Published Dec 12, 2016Last night (December 11), the Critics' Choice Awards were handed out — though not all of the evening's acceptance speeches came from the official winners.
Atlanta star Keith Stanfield crashed the stage and gave a bizarre acceptance speech after Silicon Valley was proclaimed the Best Comedy Series. Getting to the mic before Silicon Valley producer Tom Lassally, Stanfield said: "I want to thank everybody for honouring us in this way. We worked very hard on Silicon Valley. And here we are. Thank you."
Lassally recovered from the confusion fairly quickly, opening his own speech with "I have no idea who that was."
The incident has since been described as "pulling a Kanye" in reference to Kanye West's 2009 stage-storming at the MTV Video Music Awards, when the rapper interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech to declare Beyoncé's nominated "Single Ladies" the superior video.
In his defence, the Atlanta star has since taken to Twitter to assure viewers that he's "not crazy."
Not crazy— Lakeith Stanfield (@stanfield_keith) December 12, 2016
He also congratulated "Donald Duck" — presumably a nod to his Atlanta creator and co-star Donald Glover, who took home the prize for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
Many congrats to Donald Duck— Lakeith Stanfield (@stanfield_keith) December 12, 2016
Atlanta will be vying for a few more awards in the new year, as the show is up for Best Comedy Series and Best Actor in a Comedy Series at the Golden Globes. While we wait to see who wins — and who actually accepts the awards — watch a clip of Stanfield's stage crash below. Beyond that, you can also check out Glover's acceptance speech.