Oscars 2017: Why the blue ribbons?
Hollywood’s stars are coming out in support of the American Civil Liberties Union tonight at the Oscars.
Ruth Negga, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, and Karlie Kloss are among the stars who are sporting blue ribbons at Sunday’s award ceremony to express their solidarity with the ACLU. The ribbon is part of the non-profit’s Stand With ACLU campaign, which is encouraging Hollywood’s actors to openly state their support for the ACLU.
In the video above, Negga said her “basic love of human rights, civil liberties, civil rights” motivated her to wear the ribbon on Sunday. “[The ACLU is] a big part of our film. Our film features two American Civil Liberties Union lawyers who change the Constitution of the United States of America for the better, and I’m all for that,” she said.