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Why Lin-Manuel Miranda and other Oscar nominees are wearing a blue ribbon

Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Loving" actress Ruth Negga, "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins and model Karlie Kloss were among those wearing a blue ribbon on the red carpet.
/ Source: TODAY

You may have noticed that some of the nominees on the Oscars red carpet are feeling a little blue. It’s no accident.

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who’s nominated for his “Moana” song “How Far I’ll Go,” arrived to the ceremony with a blue ribbon on his tux.

Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Oscars red carpet
Lin-Manuel Miranda and his mom both wore a blue ribbon on the Oscars red carpet.Jordan Strauss / AP

His date for the evening, his mother, Luz Towns-Miranda, wore the same ribbon.

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“Loving” star Ruth Negga, a contender for best actress, Barry Jenkins, a nominee in the directing category for “Moonlight,” model Karlie Kloss and actress Busy Philipps featured the ribbon as well.

Ruth Negga on the Oscars red carpet
Ruth Negga, nominated for best actress for "Loving," wore a blue ribbon on her dress. Jordan Strauss / AP
Karlie Kloss on the Oscars red carpet
Model Karlie Kloss wore the blue ribbon, too.Frazer Harrison / Getty Images
Busy Philipps on the Oscars red carpet
As did Busy Philipps.AFP - Getty Images

So, why exactly are they wearing it? They’re showing support for the ACLU, which says the ribbon is a way for stars to stand up “for the rights of everyone as guaranteed under the Constitution.”

Miranda shared a similar sentiment: “I'm wearing an ACLU ribbon because they're fighting incredible fights right now for American ideals.”

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