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On Saturday, November 7th—after four nights of waiting for mail-in ballots to be counted—Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were announced as the projected winners of the 2020 presidential election. Having flipped the two major states of Georgia and Pennsylvania, both of which Trump won in the 2016 election, Biden won both the electoral college and the popular vote, beating President Trump by over 4 million votes.
Celebrities who backed Biden during his campaign took to social media to celebrate his win, as well as drive home the gravity of Harris becoming the first Black woman, Asian American woman, and woman period to enter into office as Vice President of the United States.
And as these celebrities will tell you, this Democratic win is a major cause for celebration.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend joined the masses in celebrating in the streets of West Hollywood. "Everyone is so beautiful and so happy I'm crying," Teigen wrote in a November 7th retweet from the parade.
Everyone is so beautiful and so happy I’m crying https://t.co/V92Nl0VRhq
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 7, 2020
This was after Teigen perfectly expressed what a relief Biden's win truly felt like.
My god it feels like I just took off a weighted blanket, unhooked my bra and taken out my extensions all at once
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 7, 2020
Spike Lee also took the the streets to celebrate the win. He popped a bottle of champagne in the middle of a crowd of New Yorkers who were more than happy to party alongside him.
Mindy Kaling tweeted about how incredible it is to have a Vice President who looks like her and her daughter.
Crying and holding my daughter, “look baby, she looks like us.” pic.twitter.com/Gy4MAPoNjy
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) November 7, 2020
Of course Lin Manuel Miranda expressed his joy with a Hamilton GIF, adding "YES" to the tweet.
Mark Ruffalo celebrated the Biden-Harris win with his own daughter. "We are sooo happy today," he tweeted on the 7th.
Miley Cyrus threw it back to 2009 and posted a hilarious video edit to Biden and Harris dancing to her hit "Party in the U.S.A."
A post shared by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Nov 7, 2020 at 9:39am PST
Selena Gomez also got the "Party in the U.S.A." memo and jammed out to Cyrus's iconic tune in her Instagram Story shortly after Biden was projected to be the winner of the election.
Selena Gomez singing along to “Party In The U.S.A.” via Instagram Stories ❤️ pic.twitter.com/UAMIbnhcew
— Miley News Source (@MCNewsSource) November 8, 2020
Lizzo posted a tearful video to Instagram in which she expressed that she's hopeful now that Trump's single four-year term—"that felt like a thousand years"—is over, and we can begin to do actual work to make this country a better place to live.
Everyone's favorite fictional Vice President, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, shared that her once-fictional title "Madam Vice President" has come to fruition.
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) November 7, 2020
Those familiar with comedian John Mulaney's "horse in the hospital" joke from his Netflix special Kid Gorgeous got a kick out of his reaction to Biden's win.
Reese Witherspoon wrote that Biden and Harris's win is a "tremendous moment in our nation's history," and sent her congratulations to the president and vice president-elects.
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) November 7, 2020
Sophie Turner posted an image of Biden and Harris with a single heart emoji in the caption. If Turner posts about it, you know it's a big deal.
A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on Nov 7, 2020 at 9:02am PST
Kim Kardashian West shared the same photo Turner did, adding a string of blue hearts. Perhaps she didn't vote for her husband Kanye West after all.
Ariana Grande and Mandy Moore were reduced to tears—and they definitely weren't the only ones.
In tears. What a moment! So grateful to all voters, poll workers, volunteers, staffers, everyone who made this a reality! No doubt there is a LOT of work to do but let’s celebrate this moment, friends. It’s historic! Congrats President-Elect @JoeBiden and Madame VP @KamalaHarris! pic.twitter.com/RSMN98Tg57
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) November 7, 2020
Chris Evans decided to use his platform to fact-check Donald Trump, who said he won this election "by a lot!" Uh, well, no...that's not true.
Lady Gaga, who performed at Biden's final rally in Pennsylvania, wrote that by voting for Biden and Harris, the American people "gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen."
. @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris and the American people, you just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen. ❤️ 🙌🙌 nothing but love for our new Commander in Chief and the 1ST female VP elected to the White House. Also, way to go PA 😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/uXiMTWs6Hk
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 7, 2020
Gabrielle Union and Ava DuVernay gave credit where credit was due—to the voters in Philadelphia and those who turned Georgia blue.
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) November 7, 2020
Thank you, Philadelphia! On behalf of all of us, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! pic.twitter.com/3q9XfmPWEW
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) November 7, 2020
Similarly, Kerry Washington thanked her fellow Americans for voting blue. "Thank you to everyone who used your vote and your voice to make history," she tweeted.
The people have spoken! Thank you to everyone who used your vote and your voice to make history. PRESIDENT Joe Biden and VICE PRESIDENT Kamala Harris pic.twitter.com/EdWQc5rpYD
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 7, 2020
And leave it to Jordan Peele to sum up the win in the most perfect way.
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) November 7, 2020
With a new president and vice president at the helm, we can finally begin righting the wrongs done by the current administration and work toward making America a less divided and more inclusive country for all those who live here.