Hillary Clinton makes history in front of star-filled crowd

By Sarah Walker

Hillary Clinton made history on Thursday night (Jul. 28) as she became the first female presidential candidate ever, and she did it in front of a boisterous crowd of supporters, including some familiar faces from Hollywood.


Hillary is the first woman to accept a presidential nomination.

Chloë Grace Moretz, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen all appeared on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), taking the stage to champion Hillary for president and to echo why they believe she's the right person to beat Republican nominee, Donald Trump. Other A-listers in the crowd included Rosario Dawson, Stephen Colbert and Debra Messing.

First-time voter Chloë Grace Moretz encouraged millennials to vote.

Star supporters like Lena Dunham, Oprah and Julianne Moore who were unable to attend the historic event chimed in on social media.

There were also several celebrities who performed for the packed house in Philadelphia, including Sheila E. and the E Family and Carole King.

The headliner of the night, though, was pop superstar Katy Perry who took the stage right before Hillary gave her historic acceptance speech. The bubbly brunette belted out two songs that no doubt gave audience-goers chills: "Rise" and "Roar." Her proud boyfriend Orlando Bloom was spotted recording his girlfriend's performance on his phone.

In one of the night's most poignant moments, Chelsea Clinton took the stage to tell the world why her mother was the right choice to lead the country come November. "People ask me all the time, how does she do it? How does she keep going?," said the mother of two, adding, "Here's how: It's because she never ever forgets who she's fighting for."

Read more: Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump: Their friendship and similarities

The evening capped off a week of celebrity appearances at the event on behalf of Hillary.

Angela Bassett, Lena Dunham, American Fererra, Meryl Streep, Tony Goldwyn, Eva Longoria, Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Banks, director Lee Daniels and Sarah Silverman all spoke on behalf of the 68-year-old, while Lenny Kravitz and Alicia Keys performed.

Bryan Cranston, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk were also all spotted in the DNC crowd.

The next president of the U.S. will be decided on Nov. 8, 2016.

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