We are finally done with the nail-biting panic of presuming the Oscar winners of the 95th Academy Awards. The Sunday gala was dedicated to Everything Everywhere All at Once winning in most categories including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor as well as Actress, and also Best Director. However, amid the excitement of witnessing our favorite celebrities strut down the red carpet and seize the award, there is one thing we can’t overlook. Most of the celebrities were photographed wearing the blue ribbon pin.
But what exactly does the blue ribbon signify? We have witnessed celebrities wearing the same ribbon during the BAFTA awards on 19th February. It has been a mind-boggling thing for the audiences to understand the significance of the blue ribbon.
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Significance Of The Blue Ribbon Pin
During the Sunday gala, celebrities were photographed in dazzling attires along with a blue ribbon pin attached to their dresses. As they strut down the red carpet through the glitz and glams, most of the famous personalities were spotted with the blue ribbon pin. But what exactly is it and why were Hollywood stars wearing it?
Well, the subtle accessory, the blue ribbon pin, is a representative of solidarity. Celebrities while seizing their moment on the global platform, threw light upon the Russia-Ukraine war. Thus, all those who donned the blue ribbon pin were showing support to the refugees who fled their homes in order to escape from the gruesome and inhuman wars that are currently plaguing the planet.
Best thing about the #Oscars tonight? The stars rocking our blue ribbons on the red carpet 💙
RT if you stand #WithRefugees too, no matter who they are, or where they come from. pic.twitter.com/mA6qTuCTyL
— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) March 12, 2023
The pin was provided by the United Nations Refugee Agency, as an initiative to stand #WithRefugees. The ribbons were handcrafted by a group of people at the Knotty Tie Co., a U.S. apparel company that wished to show their support for the refugees. Among the famous faces, the Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro, and nominated actress Cate Blanchett, were spotted wearing the blue ribbon.
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Celebrities In Support Of The Blue Ribbon Pin
Nominated for her film Tár, Cate Blanchett did not win the Oscars this time, but she definitely won the hearts of the audiences. Apart from supporting sustainable fashion during the Oscars, she also supported the refugees of the Russia-Ukraine war. Accessorizing her archival Louis Vuitton attire, with the symbolic blue ribbon, Blanchett joined the global movement #WithRefugees.
Blanchett issued a statement to the press,
“What I love about film is the way it draws us into compelling human themes to uncover the connective tissue that binds us all,”. She further added, “Whenever I have met refugees — in places such as Lebanon, Jordan or Bangladesh, in the UK, or back home in Australia — what has struck me has not been their ‘otherness’ but how many things we share in common.”
Throwing light on the horrific events happening to people due to the ongoing war, Cate Blanchett sported the blue ribbon pin.
Addressing the visual message of people deserving peace and safety, the blue ribbon pins were also spotted during the BAFTA awards. Jamie Lee Curtis, attending the BAFTA awards, wore the blue ribbon pin and mentioned how her friend Cate Blanchett encouraged her to wear it. Curtis shared,
“My friend Cate Blanchett is asking people to remind us all in the midst of all the season of shiny things that, of course, there are terrible refugee crises going on all over the world everywhere all at once.”
Not just Jamie Lee Curtis, but even Colin Farrell, Paul Mescal, Bill Nighy, Angela Bassett, and more were spotted with the blue ribbon pin during the BAFTA awards.
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Source: The New York Times, Elle