What’s That Blue Ribbon Stars Are Wearing on the Oscar Red Carpet?

Nominees and stars show support for ACLU at Dolby Theatre

Last Updated: February 26, 2017 @ 4:48 PM

Some stars walking the red carpet at the Oscars sported a bright blue ribbon on their designer gowns and tuxedos, and it was all to call attention to a good cause.

The ribbons were distributed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Ruth Negga, a Best Actress nominee for “Loving,” showed up early on the red carpet wearing one, and was quickly followed by Best Original Song nominee and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Barry Jenkins, the director of “Moonlight,” one of the most nominated films of the night, also wore a blue ribbon.

Last year’s Best Actress winner, Brie Larson, also tweeted a photo of the ribbon, indicating she supports the cause and may wear the ribbon Sunday night. Supermodel Karlie Koss also sported one on her hip on the red carpet.

The ACLU has been on the front lines of civil liberty battles in recent months since Donald Trump took office as the 45th president of the United States.

The organization has gained much of the credit for the first major victory against the Trump’s Muslim travel ban, and is fighting Trump’s rolling back of protections for transgender students, as well as against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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