Monday, February 27, 2017

What The Ribbons And Pins Meant At The Oscars

As last night was the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, I stayed up until nearly 6am to watch them play out live. And yes, I'm definitely paying for it today, with the extremely bloodshot eyes and intense tiredness. One of the biggest questions I had last night (apart from what the hell went to wrong during the Best Picture award?!?!) was what do all of these ribbons and pins that the attendees were wearing mean?

Emma Stone Oscars 2017 Planned Parenthood

001: Emma Stone (La La Land) and Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades) show their support for Planned Parenthood by wearing a gold pin, as the organisation defend its federal funding.

002: Screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) wore a red ribbon in support of the fight against AIDS. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) also showed his support by wearing a smaller, bejeweled version.

003: Jackie Chan brought two toy pandas as his dates because he is "the panda ambassador" and one of his pandas wore a UNICEF pin.

004: Costume designer Colleen Attwood (Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them) wore GLAAD's (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) blue ampersand. The symbol is meant to "stand with all communities subject to discrimination – including women, Muslims, immigrants, and LGBTQ people."

005: The blue ACLU ribbon, which was dubbed as being the hottest accessory at this years Academy Awards, was worn by various attendees last night: Lin Manuel Miranda, Ruth Negga and Emma Stone, just to name a few. It was a way that everyone could show their support in the wake of Trump's controversial travel ban. "For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States."

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