Actors and actresses came to the 89th Academy Awards to collect gold statuettes, but also took the opportunity to represent organizations and causes dear to them. The stars walked the Oscars 2017 red carpet with everything from ribbons to stuffed animals in tow.
Jackie Chan showed up on the red carpet with two stuffed panda animals, or what he called his “two baby boys.” “I am the ambassador of pandas,” he explained to Ryan Seacrest. “After earthquakes, they get hurt and I raise them.”
Moonlight screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney wore a red ribbon, historically meant to represent the fight against AIDS. This is similar to Elizabeth Taylor’s symbolic ribbon 25 years ago.
Nominee Emma Stone went with a subtle Planned Parenthood pin on her dress.
A host of stars, including Best Actress nominee Ruth Negga, showed up for the ACLU with blue ribbons.