Oscars 2022: Guests will wear blue ribbons in support of Ukraine

Oscars 2022: Guests will wear blue ribbons in support of Ukraine

Oscars 2022: Guests will wear blue ribbons that say ‘with refugees’ at the Academy Awards in support of Ukraine

Every year Oscar guests seem to wear a ribbon or button to highlight a certain cause that stands out at the moment.

And this year it will be a blue ribbon in support of Ukraine as it endures a miserable war with Russia, according to Showbiz411. 

The blue ribbon will be a loop with the hashtag #withrefugees on the side, it was claimed.

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Will she have it on? Oscar guests will wear a blue ribbon in support of Ukraine as it endures a miserable war with Russia, according to Showbiz411. Nicole Kidman is one of the nominees and may have it on; seen in February

Blue for 2022: The blue ribbon will be a loop with the hashtag #withrefugees on the side, it was claimed

The Oscars will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET and in 200-plus territories around the world.

Among the presenters are Jennifer Garner, Lady Gaga, Mila Kunis, Uma Thurman, Serena Williams and Lily James. 

Nominees include Will Smith, Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Stewart, Kenneth Branagh and Nicole Kidman, among others. 

The ribbons are distributed by the UN Refugee Agency and an image was shared by UNHCR.

The agency have ‘put together this campaign for the celebrities and more to wear the ribbons to demonstrate the plight of refugees not only in the Ukraine, but for the 85 million that are displaced around the world,’ it was claimed by Leah Sydney at Showbiz411.

Another nominee: Kristen Stewart, seen on Saturday at a pre-Oscar dinner, might put on a blue ribbon

Anadil Hossain, who is the Principal Communications Advisor for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, put this outreach together with Social Impact Strategist Bonnie Abaunza. 

Hossain said, ‘This notes that this year’s Oscar nominated films include some powerful stories centered on the themes of refugees, displacement, home and belonging — Encanto, Flee, Three Songs for Benazir, Belfast and Dune — at a time when the world is witnessing the largest refugee crisis since WW2. 

‘Artists have been wanting to show their solidarity for Ukraine and we wanted to ask them to extend this support to the almost 84 million people forced to flee. Whenever. Wherever. 

‘While the ribbons are a symbolic visible gesture, we saw this an opportunity to message around a wider understanding and awareness of this global humanitarian crisis – as the nominated films this year have done with great imagination and empathy.’ 

She did it: A blue and yellow ribbon has been worn by Millie Mackintosh at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 at Royal Albert Hall on March 13 in London

A blue and yellow ribbon has been worn by Millie Mackintosh at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 at Royal Albert Hall on March 13 in London.

And Jon Bernthal was wearing a blue and yellow ribbon to show support for Ukraine as he arrived at the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Barker Hangar on Sunday, February 27  in Santa Monica, California. 

Meanwhile, Sean Penn has threatened to publicly destroy his Oscars if Sunday’s ceremony doesn’t give a platform to Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky.

The 61-year-old star – who has Best Actor statuettes for his work on ‘Mystic River’ and ‘Milk’ – urged the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to ensure the actor-turned-politician is given a moment to shine a spotlight on his war-torn country, and called on guests to ‘walk out’ of the show if it doesn’t happen.

Looking good: And Jon Bernthal was wearing a blue and yellow ribbon to show support for Ukraine as he arrived at the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Barker Hangar on Sunday, February 27 in Santa Monica, California.

Speaking on CNN, he said: ‘If it turns out to be what is happening, I would encourage everyone involved, though it may be their moment, and I understand that, to celebrate their films, it is so much more importantly their moment to shine, and to protest and to boycott that Academy Awards. I myself, if it comes back to it, when I return, I will smelt mine in public.

‘I pray that’s not what happened. I pray there have not been arrogant people who consider themselves representatives of the greater good who have decided not to check in with leadership in Ukraine. So I’m going to hope that’s not what happened, and I hope everyone walks out if it is.’

Sean – who is currently in Warsaw, Poland, for safety reasons – is shooting a documentary for Vice about the conflict between Ukraine and Russia and met with Zelensky earlier this week.

Another time: A blue and yellow ribbon, tossed in by swimmers, floats in the ice water after a moment of silence for Ukraine during the Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival in Newport, Vermont, on February 26

Amy Schumer – who will co-host the ceremony with Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes – previously admitted she thinks it would be a ‘great opportunity’ to use the Oscars’ global platform to share a message from the Ukraine President.

She said earlier this month: ‘I think there is definitely pressure in one way to be like, “This is a vacation, let people forget we just want to have this night.”

‘But it is like well we have so many eyes and ears on this show.

Penn’s move: Hollywood star and founder of CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) Sean Penn holds a press conference at a building housing refugees from Ukraine after signing an agreement with authorities to help refugees from Ukraine on Friday in Rzeszow, Poland

‘I think it’s a great opportunity to at least comment on a couple of things. I have some jokes that kind of highlight the sort of current condition. I mean, there are so many awful things happening that it seems hard to focus on which one.

‘I actually pitched, I wanted to find a way to have Zelenskyy satellite in or make a tape or something just because there are so many eyes on the Oscars.

‘I am not afraid to go there, but it’s not me producing the Oscars.’

OSCARS 2022: NOMINATIONS

 BEST PICTURE 

Belfast (Focus Features)

Coda (Apple)

Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

Drive My Car (Janus Films/Sideshow)

Dune (Warner Bros)

King Richard (Warner Bros)

Licorice Pizza (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

Nightmare Alley (Searchlight Pictures)

The Power Of The Dog (Netflix)

West Side Story  (20th Century Studios)

On the saddle: Power Of The Dog received several nominations including Best Picture

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 

Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter 

Ariana DeBose – West Side Story 

Judi Dench – Belfast 

Kirsten Dunst- The Power Of The Dog

Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard 

  

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 

Ciaran Hinds – Belfast 

Troy Kotsur – Coda 

Jesse Plemons – The Power Of The Dog

J.K Simonns – Being The Ricardos 

Kodi Smitt-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog

COSTUME DESIGN 

Cruella 

Cyrano 

Dune 

Nightmare Alley 

West Side Story   

Jumping for joy: West Side Story was nominated for Best Costume Design

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND 

Belfast 

Dune 

No Time To Die 

The Power Of The Dog 

West Side Story 

 

ORIGINAL SCORE

Don’t Look Up 

Dune 

Encanto 

Parallel Mothers 

The Power Of The Dog 

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Coda 

Drive My Car 

Dune 

The Lost Daughter 

The Power Of The Dog 

Loud and clear: Coda was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Belfast 

Don’t Look Up 

King Richard 

Licorice Pizza 

The Worst Person In The World   

 

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Affairs Of The Heart 

Bestia 

Box Ballet 

Robin Robin 

The Windshield Wiper 

 

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM 

Ala Kachuu — Take and Run

The Dress

The Long Goodbye

On My Mind

Please Hold

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM 

Drive My Car

Flee

The Hand of God

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

The Worst Person in the World

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Dune

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side Story 

 

 ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE 

Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog

Andrew Garfield – tick, tick… BOOM!

Will Smith – King Richard

Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth

Ace? Will Smith is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for King Richard

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter

Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers

Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos

Kristen Stewart – Spencer

 

DIRECTING 

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car

Steven Spielberg – West Side Story  

At the helm: Jane Campion is nominated in the Best Director category for Power Of The Dog

 

FILM EDITING 

Don’t Look Up 

Dune 

King Richard 

The Power Of The Dog 

tick, tick…BOOM!

 

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

Coming 2 America 

Cruella 

Dune 

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye 

House Of Gucci

 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 

Encanto 

Flee 

Luca 

The Mitchells VS The Machine 

Raya And The Lost Dragon 

 

ORIGINAL SONG

Be Alive — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Darius Scott (King Richard)

Dos Oruguitas — Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)

Down to Joy — Van Morrison (Belfast)

No Time to Die — Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell (No Time to Die)

Somehow You Do— Diane Warren (Four Good Days)

  

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Audible

Lead Me Home

The Queen of Basketball

Three Songs for Benazir

When We Were Bullies

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Ascension

Attica

Flee

Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Writing with Fire

 

VISUAL EFFECTS 

Dune 

Free Guy 

No Time To Die 

 Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home 

Stunning: Dune earned nods in both the Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography categories 

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY 

Dune 

Nightmare Alley 

The Power Of The Dog 

Tragedy Of Macbeth 

West Side Story 

 

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