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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 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, nominated for best actress for "Loving," wore a blue ribbon on her dress. Jordan Strauss / AP
Model Karlie Kloss wore the blue ribbon, too.Frazer Harrison / Getty Images
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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