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Oscars: Celebrities Don ACLU Pins on Red Carpet

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ben Peterson/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 08:45 PM

More than a handful of celebrities walked the red carpet ahead of the Oscar's on Sunday night sporting a blue ribbon pin as a symbol of solidarity with the American Civil Liberties Union, People reports

When asked about her accessory, "Loving" star Ruth Negga said she was all for "human rights, civil liberties, civil rights, and that's what they champion. And they're a big part of our film."

"Loving" is based on the true story of a couple banished from Virginia for their interracial marriage. Negga, nominated for the best actress award for her portrayal of Mildred Loving, wore the pin on her red flowing Valentino dress. 

Actor/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, nominated for best original song in "Moana," and actress Karlie Kloss also showed support for the ACLU while Brie Larson tweeted early Sunday that she supported the ACLU, PPFA and GLAAD "all day." Larson wore a black dress but was pin-less.   

Barry Jenkins, nominated for best director for "Moonlight," paired his pin with a Dior Homme tuxedo while actress Busy Phillips wore hers with a strapless green dress. Actor Casey Affleck showed his support for the organization at Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards, where he won best male lead for his performance in Manchester by the Sea. Affleck also used his speech to slam Trump's "abhorrent policies."

The ACLU launched its "Stand With ACLU" initiative this week and urged celebrities to sport the pin as a symbol of solidarity with the organization, which has worked for nearly a century to defend and protect individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and law of the U.S. 

The organization saw a surge in donations last month after President Donald Trump issued his executive immigration order. 

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