Academy Awards 2017: Hollywood protests Trump’s travel ban with blue ribbon
Hollywood stars protested US president Donald Trump’s travel ban by wearing a blue ribbon, which represents the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) at the 89th Academy Awards at Los Angeles on Monday.hollywood Updated: Feb 27, 2017 09:55 IST
Celebrities including Ruth Negga and Barry Jenkins registered protest against US President Donald Trump’s travel ban at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony at Los Angeles by wearing blue ribbons. A number of Oscar nominees have thrown their support behind the organisation who first challenged Trump’s travel ban. Check out our live blog on the ceremony here.
The blue ribbon represents the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and is part of their new initiative titled Stand With ACLU. Irish-Ethiopian star Ruth Negga, who is up for Best Actress for her role in Loving, was first on the red carpet and sported the political accessory on her red Valentino dress, reports telegraph.co.uk.
Negga was followed by the Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and his mother who both wore the pin. Miranda is nominated for writing music and lyrics for How far I’ll go from animated movie Moana.
Director of best film nominee Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, was also spotted with the blue bow pinned to his suit.
The ACLU was among the first to launch a legal challenge following Trump’s travel ban, which bars people from seven Muslim-majority countries entering America.
Other stars with blue ribbons were -- Karlie Kloss, Casey Affleck and Benj Pasek.