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Here's What the Blue Ribbons Mean on Oscars Red Carpet

Karlie Kloss, Barry Jenkins, Ruth Negga and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the stars sporting a blue ribbon

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    This year's biggest Oscars accessory is a bit different than award show's past. Sometimes the stars are dripping in diamonds, or the coolest accessory may be to bring your mom like Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio have done.

    But in 2017, things are taking a slightly more political turn.

    It all started with Ruth Negga, who turned heads on the Oscars red carpet less for her dress and more for her bright blue ribbon. "The Loving" star donned an ACLU pin, which represents the work of the American Civil Liberties Union -- the organization most recently made headlines for its advocacy against the immigration ban.

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    Continuing the trend of the 2017 award season going political, it seems that more than a few A-listers decided to help spread the word about the ACLU and its message. The organization is hosting a "Stand With ACLU" campaign, which encourages Hollywood stars to don the ribbon in support of the nonpartisan non-profit.

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    Word first spread via Negga's stylist, Karla Welch, who took to Instagram to share a sneak peek of her Valentino dress, and the accessory she's "most proud of." She was joined by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who bore the blue ribbon alongside his date for the night: His mother. Barry Jenkins, director of Moonlight and one of tonight's big nominees, donned a ribbon as well, as did model Karlie Kloss.

    This isn't the ACLU's first shoutout during award season, as actress Sarah Paulson gave the organization a shoutout during her SAG Awards acceptance speech.

    "Any money you have to spare, please donate to the ACLU," she said. "It's a vital organization that relies entirely on our support."