Jennifer Lawrence Running And Screaming About Biden's Victory Is What We Need To See This Monday

Lian Brooks
·11-min read
Photo credit: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis - Getty Images
Photo credit: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis - Getty Images

From ELLE

After days of uncertainty, we finally know the results of the 2020 US presidential election.

The Associated Press, the BBC and other outlets projected that Joe Biden had won the election after gaining the key states of Pennsylvania and Nevada and is now President-elect of the United States.

While Republican President Donald Trump has not yet conceded and has continued to allege 'major fraud on our nation' (without evidence) in regards to the vote, Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris made victory speeches on Saturday night live from Wilmington, Delaware.

The election was a close one, and saw the highest voter turnout in over 100 years. More than ever, during the build up to this year's election, the importance of everyone's right to vote was at the forefront of conversation, with countless celebrities harnessing their social influence to encourage their followers to ensure that their voices are heard.

Now, after communicating their anguish over the uncertain results of last week, celebrities from Jennifer Lawrence to Selena Gomez to John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have been reacting to the new President-elect and historic Vice President-elect. Here are some of the ways celebrities have been reacting to the news..

Jennifer Lawrence

The Oscar winner made a rare appearance on Twitter to share her reaction to the election result... which was to run down the streets of Boston screaming, by herself.

In a video shared to the platform, a masked-Lawrence runs up and down the street shrieking in elation while Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' plays out of her handheld speaker.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

After supporting Kamala Harris at a campaign rally the day before the election, the singer is and presented anxiously waited for the result, Legend with his mini-me son Miles and Teigen by 'stress-cooking' on her Instagram Stoeis.

But when the result was announced, they left the confines of their home to take part in a street celebration in West Hollywood. Attendees at the impromptu party filmed the couple sitting on the top of a car being driven through the crowd - in a parade-style - overjoyed at the result.

Lady Gaga

The singer was another campaigner for Biden and following the result, took to Twitter to reassure convey her relief and joy.

The singer also shared a video message on Instagram where she tearfully spoke to the camera about the result:

Cardi B

After sharing videos to her Instagram page of her heading to her polling station bright and early on election day to avoid the queues, and then keeping fans updated as she waited for the election results (including where she jokingly smoked three cigarettes at once alongside the caption 'How these elections got me watching these states turn red'), Cardi B shared an ELLE US video of herself interviewing Biden to congratulate him and Harris.

Kim Kardashian

On election day, Kim Kardashian took to Instagram to let her followers know she voted. While husband West put himself forward for the presidency this year, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has made very few comments on his candidacy and did not go on to reveal who she would be voting for in this year's election.

The morning after voting, Kardashian shared a slogan saying, 'Count Every Vote' to her Instagram Stories, adding: 'Waiting is hard but democracy is worth waiting for.'

Photo credit: Kim Kardashian - Instagram
Photo credit: Kim Kardashian - Instagram

After the result was called, Kim shared a picture of Biden and Harris' victory, and retweeted celebratory tweets from both the President-elect and Vice President-elect accompanied by heart emojis to Twitter.

Sharing a selfie on Instagam, in classic Kardashian fashion, Kim penned the caption: 'Our future looks bright.'

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Our future looks bright ✨

A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Nov 8, 2020 at 11:12am PST

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande has consistently shown her support for Biden, making her stand clear in tweeting out to her followers a series of infographics on polling place opening times, voting rights, and vitally, a black square saying 'it's a beautiful day to vote for joe biden + kamala harris'.

The morning after voting she shared some positive updates from the election, including Sarah McBridge becoming the first transgender person elected to state senate.

And when Biden and Harris' victory was confirmed, Grande was another celebrity who left the house to observe the celebrations, which she documented on Instagram:

Lizzo



Ahead of the election, Lizzo told her followers: 'Because of you, I’m still hopeful' and after the result, overcome with emotion, the 'Juice' singer's reaction was plain to see. Lizzo said she was 'so excited' to see a Black woman in the White House, saying: 'This is literally the beginning of progress'.

Sophie Turner

The Game of Thrones actor celebrated with a toast in her dressing gown after hearing the results, as seen on her Instagram stories:

Photo credit: Sophie Turner - Instagram
Photo credit: Sophie Turner - Instagram

The new mum also shared a picture of the new President-elect and Vice President-elect with a simple heart emoji to Instagram, too.

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♥️

A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on Nov 7, 2020 at 9:02am PST

Zoë Kravitz

The Big Little Lies star shared a string of posts over the course of election day, in one Instagram story re-sharing a meme that read 'Today feels like the whole country is waiting for an STD test result.' Unfortunately, way too relatable.

Photo credit: Zoe Kravitz Instagram
Photo credit: Zoe Kravitz Instagram

When the result was called, Kravitz turned to a pun, celebrating with an ice cream and writing on Instagram: 'Bi-den' with a wave emoji.

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BI-DEN 👋🏽

A post shared by Zoë Kravitz (@zoeisabellakravitz) on Nov 7, 2020 at 9:20am PST

Kaia Gerber

Model Kaia Gerber reminded us of one of the huge positives we can take from what has so far been a tense election, re-posting an article on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's re-election to her Instagram stories with three clapping emojis.

Photo credit: Kaia Gerber Instagram
Photo credit: Kaia Gerber Instagram

After more good news came for Gerber, she celebrated with throwback pictures of Biden and Harris in their youth, writing: 'I love these pictures of Joe and Kamala because it reminds us that young people can grow up to make history. Today, we made history.'

Jennifer Aniston

After urging her followers not to vote for Kanye West in a previous post, Jennifer Aniston took to Instagram stories to wish her followers a 'Happy Election Day!'. The Friends star also shared a post from Instagram account @whenweallvote highlighting the importance that every vote should be counted with the caption '102 million votes were cast before November 3...and we must count EVERY SINGLE one of them.'

Photo credit: Jennifer Aniston Instagram
Photo credit: Jennifer Aniston Instagram

Aniston celebrated a Biden and Harris victory by sharing a viral clip of CNN's Van Jones' emotional live-on-air reaction to the news.



Jenna Dewan

After previously opting for an all too relatable approach to coping with election anxiety, a glass of wine to help get her through the night, Dewan told followers she was 'filled with hope' after Saturday's result.

She also shared a picture of her partner Steve Kazee holding their son, Callum, writing: 'Looking to the future'.

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Looking to the future 🌞

A post shared by Jenna Dewan (@jennadewan) on Nov 7, 2020 at 3:21pm PST

Ahead of the election, the actress has been encouraging her followers to go and vote, in a previous post stating: 'A lot of people asking me about my post partum diet and exercise plan and I’m here to tell you it’s to make sure you’re registered to vote, vote early, and to vote like your life depends on it because it does.' That's the 'diet advice' we like to hear.

Photo credit: Jenna Dewan Instagram
Photo credit: Jenna Dewan Instagram

Rihanna

Rihanna shared a photo of Biden and Harris high-fiving with her 87.5 million followers, alongside a poignant caption which read: 'The faces of history makers, boundary breakers, and WINNERS!! CONGRATULATIONS to you both, and mostly to the American people!! So much work to do, so much hurt to undo! Let’s GO! 💪🏿 I’m so proud of you America!'

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez spent part of her election day in conversation on an Instagram live with politician Stacey Abrams in which they discussed democracy and the importance of voting.

Prefacing the video, the Rare Beauty founder explained that she hoped it would provide some solace, saying: 'I'm really wanting to calm everybody and I know that this is an anxious day'.

Following the result, Gomez included both Abrams and Michelle Obama in her congratulations for their persistent campaigning for voter registration ahead of the 2020 election.

Lili Reinhart

While waiting for the results, Lili Reinhart joked that she had ordered a lot of food as she watched the results trickle in before voicing her bewilderment at some of the results.

She was more optimistic following the results, retweeting an image which captured the history-making appointment of Harris as Vice President-elect.

Kanye West

Kanye 2020 was the last minute entry to the elections that no one saw actually coming (despite his insistence he would be running for office). Taking to Twitter yesterday, the rapper announced that he would be casting his first ever vote, for himself. And he wasn't alone - with the 43-year-old amassing as many as 50,000 votes in the US presidential election as of 4:30am.



While the rapper will definitely not be making it to the White House as president, it's apparent that he's already got his sights set on 2024, later posting this picture to Twitter:

Well, weirder things have happened...

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