Sending a message. Many celebrities, including Cate Blanchett And Dolly Leonwere seen wearing a blue ribbon during the 2023 Oscars. What is the reason behind the symbol? Keep reading to learn more.
Why are people wearing blue ribbons at the 2023 Oscars?
The subtle symbol supports the “With Refugees” campaign of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), a “global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people”, per the coalition’s website.
The #WithRefugees ribbon is an “emblem of compassion and solidarity for those who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution”.
The ribbons were made by the Knotty Tie Company, which helps resettle refugees in Denver, Colorado.
Who wears a blue ribbon at the Oscars?
Cate Blanchett, who was nominated for her role in Tar, is a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and has worn the ribbon at numerous public appearances.
“What I love about filmmaking is how it pulls us into compelling human themes to uncover the connective tissue that binds us all together,” she said. People in a statement at the 95th Annual Academy Awards. “Whenever I have met refugees – in places like Lebanon, Jordan or Bangladesh, in the UK or at home in Australia – what has struck me has not been their ‘otherness’ but how many things we share in common.”
In addition to Don’t look up actress, Everything everywhere all at once star and oscar winner Jamie Lee Curtis, Life actor Bill Nighywho was nominated for his first Oscar at the 2023 show, In the west, nothing is new director Edward Berger And triangle of sadness star Dolly De Leon all wore a blue ribbon for the big night.
When did people start wearing blue ribbons?
Granted, they stood out this year, but the #WithRefugees campaign has been going on for years. Jamie Lee wore the blue emblem at last year’s Oscars with Youn Yuh-jungwho was the 2021 Best Supporting Actress winner. The Ad Astra actress Ruth Nega also wore the blue ribbon on the 2017 Oscars red carpet.