Hollywood Reacts With "Tears, Chills" to Michelle Obama's Powerful DNC Speech
Sarah Silverman's speech, Demi Lovato's performance and Bernie Sanders' endorsement were also highlights of the night.
Monday wrapped up day one of the Democratic National Convention, filled with a star-studded lineup including Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, Sarah Silverman, Eva Longoria and Demi Lovato.
The First Lady delivered a positive, optimistic speech about Hillary Clinton, saying that the election is "about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of our lives," she said. "And I am here tonight because in this election, there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility: Our friend, Hillary Clinton."
One of the most emotional moments was brought to the stage by Karla Ortiz, the 11-year-old who spoke about immigration alongside her mother.
See below what Hollywood thought about day one:
Michelle Obama: The First Lady delivered a powerful speech as one of the two keynote speakers of the night, exciting the crowd with her line, "Don't let anyone ever tell you that this country isn't great."
Michelle Obama makes me want to be a better man. #DemsInPhilly— CHRlS ROCK (@chrisrockyoz) July 26, 2016
Incredible speech by an incredible woman. Couldn't be more proud & our country has been blessed to have her as FLOTUS. I love you, Michelle.— President Obama (@POTUS) July 26, 2016
God Bless you @FLOTUS!!!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA— Andy Cohen (@Andy) July 26, 2016
Karla Ortiz: The 11-year-old spoke with her mother about her parents' undocumented status and how they fear they will be deported, even though she is an American citizen.
Karla Ortiz is wearing. Me. OUT.— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) July 26, 2016
Karla Ortiz for president! @HillaryClinton— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) July 26, 2016
Demi Lovato: The singer performed "Confident" after speaking about her experience with mental illness.
Sarah Silverman: The comedian said she will vote for Hillary Clinton, despite her previous support for Bernie Sanders. To the "Bernie or Bust" movement, she said: "You're being ridiculous."
Thank you you @SarahKSilverman for saying like it is. Bernie supporters on the floor should be embarrassed.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 26, 2016
Sarah Silverman— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) July 26, 2016
At the DNC
What a woman/artist!
Bernie Sanders: The senator concluded the night with a rousing speech in support of Hillary Clinton, who he officially endorsed earlier, while also thanking his supporters throughout his campaign.
We should all thank Bernie Sanders for his passion and for bringing everyone together to stop Trump and elect Hillary #StrongerTogether— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) July 26, 2016
I love you, Bernie. We all do. Good job, man. #DemsInPhilly— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 26, 2016
that was truly beautiful, bern— marc maron (@marcmaron) July 26, 2016
Cory Booker: The New Jersey senator's emotionally charged speech took aim at Trump's "twisted hypocrisy" about women and Mexicans and brought the crowd to their feet with his uplifting message of strength, echoing Barack Obama's 2004 DNC moment. "America, we will rise," he repeated.
Is @CoryBooker our next president? #2020/2024— Megan Mullally (@MeganOMullally) July 26, 2016
And what about @CoryBooker? Stunningly powerful and inspirational.— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) July 26, 2016
So @CoryBooker for president in 2024 too soon?— Bryan Greenberg (@bryangreenberg) July 26, 2016