Blue ribbons are out in force on the Oscars red carpet
The Oscars red carpet is awash with blue ribbons from (Picture: Getty/Barcroft/Rex)

If you’ve been watching the Oscars red carpet, you can’t have failed to notice that a fair few celebrities have adorned their glad rags with blue ribbons.

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The likes of best actress nominee Ruth Negga, model Karlie Kloss and Moana star Lin-Manuel Miranda were among those seen wearing the symbolic ribbon as they made their way up the red carpet ahead of Sunday night’s show.

Which of course has left people wondering what exactly it’s all about?

Well, the blue ribbon is in support of the American Civil Liberties Union, and is being worn by actors to show their support for their new Stand With ACLU campaign.

According to the Hollywood Reporter the Union aims  ‘to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States’ – and its membership numbers have soared since Donald Trump was elected back in November.

Ruth Negga’s stylist Karla Welch also took to Instagram ahead of the ceremony to draw attention to the blue ribbon on the Loving actress’ stunning Valentino dress:

Negga later explained her decision to wear the ribbon, saying: ‘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.

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