While HBO’s “Silicon Valley” won the award for Best Comedy Series at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night, Keith Standfield from FX’s “Atlanta” stole the moment.
As “Silicon Valley” producer Tom Lassally was making his way to the stage to accept the award, Standfield got to the podium before him and started to give his own acceptance speech. “I wanna thank everybody for honouring us in this way,” Stanfield began his speech. “We worked very hard on ‘Silicon Valley’, and here we are. Thank you,” he said jokingly.
Standfield made it brief and then quickly left the stage. “Silicon Valley” producer Tom Lassally accepted the award on behalf of the show and gave Standfield a shoutout. “Unfortunately, Alec Berg was sick tonight, so he (pointing at Stanfield) and I are both substitutions,” he said.