And the first political statement of the Academy Awards is here: Best Actress nominee Ruth Negga, along with some other high-profile attendees like Karlie Kloss, stepped out on the Oscars 2017 red carpet sporting a bright blue ribbon pinned to her dress to support the American Civil Liberties Union.

Negga, who is nominated for her work in Loving, hit the red carpet in a show-stopping custom red Valentino gown featuring delicate lace details and elegant long sleeves. Her stylist, Karla Welch, told The Hollywood Reporter{: rel=nofollow} prior to the awards ceremony that they were going for a "pagan goddess" look. "There's a quietness to the look, but it's major," Welch added.

Her gown may have had a "quietness" to it, but Negga's accessories made a loud statement. The ribbon is part of the non-profit organization's new "Stand With ACLU" initiative, launched earlier this week. According to THR{: rel=nofollow}, "the campaign encourages Hollywood stars to wear a Stand with ACLU blue ribbon as a symbol of solidarity with the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, which has worked for nearly 100 years to defend and protect individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and law of the U.S."

Support for the ACLU has increased in recent weeks in the wake of President Donald Trump's immigration policies. (The organization raised more than $24 million the weekend following Trump's now-blocked executive order temporarily banning immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries.) Additionally, the organization played a key role in Loving: The film, which is based on true events, tells the story of an interracial couple who were arrested and kicked out of Virginia in 1958. The ACLU took up their case, which eventually went to the Supreme Court and resulted in the end of miscegenation laws in the United States.

Other celebrities, including Lin-Manuel Miranda and model Karlie Kloss, have already been spotted with the blue ACLU ribbons on the red carpet. Additionally, Casey Affleck sported the ribbon at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, and Sarah Paulson used her acceptance speech at this year's SAG Awards to encourage donations to the organization.

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

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