Oscars 2017: Why are celebrities wearing blue ribbons at the Oscars?

It all started with "Loving" actress Ruth Negga, who turned heads on the red carpet less for her vibrant red Valentino dress but more for the blue ribbon affixed above her heart. La La Land's lead, 28, who is nominated for best actress for her role in the flick, stunned in a floor-length Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci in a glimmering metallic hue.

"Who ever thought we'd be fashion icons?" the organization wrote, thanking the celebs for their support.

The ACLU has garnered a ton of support since Donald Trump officially became president back in January as more and more Americans speak out in support of human rights.

The Hamilton creator is nominated for Best Original Song for Moana's How Far I'll Go, and he introduced Auli'i Cravalho's performance of the track with a rap.

It doesn't get any more glamorous than the Oscars red carpet.

Negga's film Loving, is about the legal battle that ultimately legalized interracial marriage in the U.S. The ACLU represented the couple and ultimately won their battle in the Supreme Court.

Later on, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins was seen wearing a blue ribbon pinned to his suit. "And I champion people fighting for justice and equal rights and I think they do that in the most fantastic way for everybody". According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ribbon is part of the American Civic Liberties Union' "Stand with ACLU" initiative.

Model Karlie Kloss also showed her support, wearing the ribbon against her white gown.

Miranda also sported the ribbon on the red carpet, as did his date, his mother Dr Luz Towns-Miranda.

Both Negga and Phillips' stylist, Karla Welch, took to Instagram to highlight the significance of the blue ribbon.

  • Salvatore Jensen