There were seven shows nominated in the Best Comedy Series category at the 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards – Atlanta, Silicon Valley, Fleabag, Modern Family, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Veep, and Black-ish.
The show that ended up winning the award was ‘Silicon Valley,’ but ‘Atlanta’ star Keith Stanfield wasn’t going to let that slide. Since he believed that ‘Atlanta’ was the show that deserved to win this award, he wanted to set things straight. So, what did he do? He pulled a classic Kanye.
Stanfield rushed to the stage from the opposite side of the room, grabbed the microphone and said “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.”
After saying this, Keith left the stage, allowing the ‘Silicon Valley’ executive producer Tom Lassally to accept his award. Tom initially responded by saying “I have no idea who that was.” He then noted that “Unfortunately, Alec Berg was sick tonight so he and I are both last minute substitutions for this. So on behalf of Alec and Mike Judge and the cast, just want to thank the critics for supporting the show again and thank all of our friends and partners at HBO.”
It’s worth noting that ‘Atlanta’ didn’t leave the award ceremony empty-handed, as Keith’s co-star Donald Glover won the award for best actor in a comedy series.
What did you think about this incident? Was Keith right or wrong for doing this, and do you think that ‘Atlanta’ really did deserve the award for best comedy series? Let us know in the comment section.
You can watch a video of the incident below.
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