‘Atlanta’s’ Keith Standfield Trolls Critics Choice Awards By Crashing The Stage
The lovable and astute Keith Standfield gave the 22nd annual Critics Choice Awards some much-needed flavor when he crashed the stage as Silicon Valley scored the “Best Comedy” statue.
Stanfield, who plays the southern zen-like Darius on the critically-acclaimed series Atlanta, approached the stage as Silicon Valley executive producer Tom Lassally went to accept the award. Atlanta was one of the comedies up for the prestigious award as well as ABC favorites Black-ish, Modern Family, Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and HBO’s Veep. In a cool, calm and collected manner, the actor thanked critics for “his show.” “I want to thank everybody for honoring us in this way,” he said. “We worked very hard on ‘Silicon Valley, everyone’ and here we are.”
The joke went over the heads of many, including Lassally who flatly responded, “No idea who that was.”
Good news for Atlanta was right around the corner. Later in the evening, Donald Glover took home the award for “Best Actor In A Comedy Series.”
Stanfield took to Twitter to congratulate Glover and inform every one of his psyche.
We know Keith, we know. Check out the moment below.