After a hard-fought and contentious primary season, Hillary Clinton walked out on stage at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday as the first woman be nominated as the official presidential candidate for a major political party, and her historic moment was electric.
"We’ve reached a milestone," Clinton told the cheering crowd, addressing the importance of the momentous occasion. "The first time that a major party has nominated a woman for president… When any barrier falls in America, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone...when there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit."
Clinton stressed the importance of coming together as a united front against the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, explaining that the 70-year-old business magnate "wants to divide us."
"We have to decide whether we’re going to work together so we can all rise together," she explained. "We heard Donald Trump's [message] last week at his convention… He wants us to fear the future and fear each other."
"A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons," she added.
Clinton also gave a shout out to Broadway's most popular musical, Hamilton, while explaining the importance of this election, sharing, "Though 'we may not live to see the glory… let us gladly join the fight. Let our legacy be about planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.'"
In one of the most emotional moments of the speech, she opened up about her campaign's hopeful slogan, "Stronger Together," explaining the words are more than just a catchphrase, they are " a guiding principle for the country we’ve always been and the future we're going to build."
"A country where the economy works for everyone, not just those at the top," she continued. "Where you can get a good job and send your kids to a good school, no matter what ZIP code you live in. A country where all our children can dream, and those dreams are within reach. Where families are strong, communities are safe and where love trumps hate. That's the country were fighting for. That's the future were working for."
"It is with humility, determination, and boundless confidence in America's promise that I accept your nomination for president!" Clinton said, as the auditorium erupted in a cacophony of cheers.
Clinton's rousing speech elicited a tidal wave of love and praise from some of her celebrity supporters who took to social media to share their emotional reactions.
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda threw his support behind the candidate, and excitedly addressed her Hamilton reference, tweeting, "I'm with her. #AndShesBeenListeningToDiscTwo!"
Oprah Winfrey praised Clinton for her groundbreaking nomination, tweeting, "Glass ceiling Cracked Wide Open!"
Oscar winner Octavia Spencer couldn't help but get emotional about the historic event, sharing, "#Weeping right now. This is one moment in our history that all women should celebrate! #herstory #OurHistory."
Even President Barack Obama tweeted his support from the official POTUS account, writing, "Great speech. She's tested. She's ready. She never quits. That's why Hillary should be our next @POTUS. (She'll get the Twitter handle, too)."
Great speech. She's tested. She's ready. She never quits. That's why Hillary should be our next @POTUS. (She'll get the Twitter handle, too)— President Obama (@POTUS) July 29, 2016
Check out what some of Hollywood's biggest names had to say about Clinton's shining moment.
As @HillaryClinton accepts the nomination, there are so many cheering & celebrating this great American story. The moment is staggering!— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) July 29, 2016
I yelled "Preach" at my TV. It just happened— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 29, 2016
"A man you can bait with a tweet... Is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons"— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) July 29, 2016
"A man you can bait with a Tweet shouldn't be trusted with nuclear weapons." Have a seat, Donald, your nose is bleeding. #DemsInPhilly— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 29, 2016
Can't stop crying. Cannot stop crying. Beyond words to see my gender represented. Had stopped hoping?... https://t.co/UIUsNWsvpT— Amy Brenneman (@TheAmyBrenneman) July 29, 2016