Dev Patel

Mothers, ACLU ribbons and 'Hidden Fences' all made the red carpet memorable

Before the Academy Awards were handed out on Sunday, the red carpet reflected everything from politics to diversity in film to who makes the perfect date for the awards show.

4:15 p.m.: Academy Award attendees on Sunday made activism a must-have red-carpet accessory.

Those blue ribbons affixed to the formal attire worn by model Karlie Kloss, original song nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Loving" nominee Ruth Negga and "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins represented the American Civil Liberties Union's new "Stand With ACLU" initiative.

By wearing the pin, the celebrities were showing their support “for the...