Clooney was tapped to narrate the biographical video leading into President Barack Obama's keynote speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention—which, unlike Mitt Romney's speech at the Republican National Convention, made its way into the broadcast networks' prime-time coverage.
But it was just that type of night, with Tom Hanks doing the honors for a video championing U.S. military veterans that led into Vice President Joe Biden's address earlier in the evening.
And those already all aflutter on Twitter about Obama's choice of narrator were not disappointed when it came to the main event—Obama's impassioned speech, in which he officially accepted his party's nomination for president of the United States.
"North Carolina!!! C'mon and raise up. Take your shirt off, twist it 'round yo head. Spin it like a helicopter. Here We Go! BARACK OBAMA #DNC," ravedChris Rock as the speech got under way. He followed later with, "Mitt Romney is at home wondering how in the world he's going to debate Obama. No teleprompter there to save you Mitt. #Forward2012 #DNC."
"Watching @BarackObama love seeing black love ... Ain't it beautiful," tweetedMarlon Wayans. "@BarackObama got swag."
"Obama has a way of clowning the 'other' party & their ideals with nothing but common sense. Realness," Keri Hilsonwrote.
"'Ryan! Upload my oratory program and attach my buzz saw hand!' -- Romney, watching Obama right now #DNC," crackedPatton Oswalt, once of the many celebs weighing in tonight who also raved about the speech Bill Clinton gave last night.
In response to a Kat Denning tweet in which she admitted to crying during Obama's address, Oswalt deadpanned back, "@OfficialKat: So I'm crying watching Obama's speech SUE ME // Me too, but it's because I sat on my balls."
Also to Denning, Eric Balfour admitted: "I'm right there with you... What an incredible man and leader!"
Oswalt also tweeted: "Daaaamn. Obama just simultaneously Denzel'd, McQueen'd & Jagger'd. #imthepresident #DNC."