Hollywood is buzzing after Democratic candidate Joe Biden officially announced that Senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate in this year's presidential race.
Many celebrities shared their reaction to the news on Twitter, including actor and filmmaker Rob Reiner, who celebrated the fact that Harris is the first black and South Asian woman to join a presidential ticket for a major party.
"Finally a Presidential ticket that looks like America!!" Reiner wrote. "Now we all go to work to restore the soul of our Nation. VOTE!!!!"
Sarah Paulson used her platform to shed light on the issue of sexist and racist terminology in news coverage of elections.
"The sexist and racist political attacks on @KamalaHarris have already begun," Paulson wrote, attaching a form for an open letter from Time's Up.
"Let's demand that the media keep these ignorant, bad-faith attacks out of their 2020 election coverage."
Mia Farrow celebrated Biden's choice, writing: "They will lead an administration of knowledgeable people we can trust to make the best decisions. No more liars, grifters, simpletons, imbeciles and sycophants."
Comedian Billy Eichner kept his reaction simple: "I will be voting for these people. Thank you."
Actress Meredith Salenger expressed her excitement for the news, while also pointing out that the choice means Maya Rudolph will be making more appearances as Harris on Saturday Night Live.
"The best part of today is hearing that @KamalaHarris is going to be the next Vice President," Salenger wrote.
"The second-best part of today is knowing that we are going to get to see a lot more of Maya Rudolph!"
Salenger's husband, comedian Patton Oswalt, added some humur to Biden's announcement by comparing Harris' debate skills to those of current vice president Mike Pence.
Australian Associated Press