Here's why some celebrities at the Oscars wore blue ribbons
Posted: 5:07 PM, Feb 26, 2017
Scripps National Desk
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<p>Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. </p>
Some of the stars in attendance Sunday evening at the 89th Oscars in Hollywood wore blue ribbons on their formal gowns and tuxedos.
The statement was a show of solidarity with the American Civil Liberties Union
. The ACLU issued a message encouraging Oscars attendees to wear the blue ribbons, saying they are "for the rights and civil liberties guaranteed by the Constitution to everyone in the United States."