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Actress Ruth Negga poses on the red carpet. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Actress Ruth Negga poses on the red carpet. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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Nominee for Best Actress "Loving" Ruth Negga arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Nominee for Best Actress "Loving" Ruth Negga arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Ruth Negga, wearing the ACLU ribbon, arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Ruth Negga, wearing the ACLU ribbon, arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Ben Peterson/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ben Peterson/Getty Images)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Ben Peterson/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ben Peterson/Getty Images)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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US actress and tv host Kelly Ripa poses as she arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

US actress and tv host Kelly Ripa poses as she arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

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Actor Kirsten Dunst attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Kirsten Dunst attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Octavia Spencer attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Octavia Spencer attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Kirsten Dunst attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Kirsten Dunst attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Octavia Spencer attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Octavia Spencer attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor David Oyelowo attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor David Oyelowo attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Nominee for Best Actress "Loving" Ruth Negga arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017

Nominee for Best Actress "Loving" Ruth Negga arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017

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Actor Vince Vaughn attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Vince Vaughn attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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 Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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Darby Stanchfield at the Oscars. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Darby Stanchfield at the Oscars. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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Producers Pharrell Williams (L) and Mimi Valdes attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Producers Pharrell Williams (L) and Mimi Valdes attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Justin Timberlake, left, and Jessica Biel arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Justin Timberlake, left, and Jessica Biel arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Nominee for Best Supporting Actress "Hidden Figures" Octavia Spencer arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Nominee for Best Supporting Actress "Hidden Figures" Octavia Spencer arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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John Legend (R) and US model and wife of John Legend Chrissy Teigen arrive on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

John Legend (R) and US model and wife of John Legend Chrissy Teigen arrive on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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US actress Dakota Johnson arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

US actress Dakota Johnson arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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John Legend (R) and US model and wife of John Legend Chrissy Teigen arrive on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

John Legend (R) and US model and wife of John Legend Chrissy Teigen arrive on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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US actress Dakota Johnson arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

US actress Dakota Johnson arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Singer Cynthia Erivo attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Cynthia Erivo attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Producers Pharrell Williams (L) and Mimi Valdes attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Producers Pharrell Williams (L) and Mimi Valdes attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Kirsten Dunst arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Kirsten Dunst arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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Actor Kirsten Dunst attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Kirsten Dunst attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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TV personality Kelly Ripa attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

TV personality Kelly Ripa attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Karlie Kloss arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Karlie Kloss arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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Singer Cynthia Erivo attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Singer Cynthia Erivo attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Sting arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Sting arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Producers Pharrell Williams (L) and Mimi Valdes attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Producers Pharrell Williams (L) and Mimi Valdes attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Nominees for Best Music (Original Song) "Can't Stop The Feeling" from Trolls Justin Timberlake and his wife US actress Jessica Biel arrive on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Nominees for Best Music (Original Song) "Can't Stop The Feeling" from Trolls Justin Timberlake and his wife US actress Jessica Biel arrive on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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Nominees for Best Music (Original Song) "Can't Stop The Feeling" from Trolls Justin Timberlake and his wife US actress Jessica Biel arrive on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Nominees for Best Music (Original Song) "Can't Stop The Feeling" from Trolls Justin Timberlake and his wife US actress Jessica Biel arrive on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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Justin Timberlake, left, and Jessica Biel arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Justin Timberlake, left, and Jessica Biel arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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John Legend arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

John Legend arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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John Legend (R) and US model and wife of John Legend Chrissy Teigen arrive on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

John Legend (R) and US model and wife of John Legend Chrissy Teigen arrive on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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John Legend (R) and US model and wife of John Legend Chrissy Teigen arrive on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

John Legend (R) and US model and wife of John Legend Chrissy Teigen arrive on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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Nominee for Best Actor "Hacksaw Ridge" Andrew Garfield arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Nominee for Best Actor "Hacksaw Ridge" Andrew Garfield arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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US actress Hailee Steinfeld poses as she arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

US actress Hailee Steinfeld poses as she arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

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US actress Hailee Steinfeld poses as she arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

US actress Hailee Steinfeld poses as she arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

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US actress Hailee Steinfeld poses as she arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

US actress Hailee Steinfeld poses as she arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

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Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

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Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

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Jackie Chan arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Jackie Chan arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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Nominee for Best Actor "Captain Fantastic" Viggo Mortensen arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Nominee for Best Actor "Captain Fantastic" Viggo Mortensen arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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Nominee for Best Actress "Elle" Isabelle Huppert arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Nominee for Best Actress "Elle" Isabelle Huppert arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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Nominees for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) "Hidden Figures" Allison Schroeder arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Nominees for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) "Hidden Figures" Allison Schroeder arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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US actor and director Jerry O'Connell poses as he arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

US actor and director Jerry O'Connell poses as he arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

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Taraji P. Henson attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Taraji P. Henson attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Taraji P. Henson attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Taraji P. Henson attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Lucas Hedges attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Actor Lucas Hedges attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Director Judd Apatow (L) and actor Leslie Mann attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Director Judd Apatow (L) and actor Leslie Mann attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Leslie Mann (L) and director Judd Apatow attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Leslie Mann (L) and director Judd Apatow attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Leslie Mann attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Leslie Mann attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Hailee Steinfeld attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Hailee Steinfeld attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Actor Auli'i Cravalho attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Actor Auli'i Cravalho attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Actor Emma Roberts attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Emma Roberts attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Ben Peterson/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ben Peterson/Getty Images)

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Actress Ruth Negga poses on the red carpet. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Irish actress Ruth Negga dazzled in a custom Valentino gown at her first Academy Awards.

The Limerick native (36) solidified her budding style icon status in the Victorian-style high neck gown, accessorising with a ruby hairband by the French fashion house, whose pieces she has championed throughout a chaotic awards season.

Most notably, however, Ruth, wore an ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) blue ribbon, indicative of a politically charged night to come at the Dolby Theatre for the 89th Academy Awards.

She was nominated in the Best Actress category for her turn as civil rights campaigner Mildred Loving in Loving, while La La Land actress Emma Stone took home the award.

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Also in the Best Actress category was Natalie Portman, Isabelle Huppert and Meryl Streep.

Ruth was joined by her boyfriend of six years, actor Dominic Cooper inside the ceremony, as the couple opted not to walk the red carpet together in order to detract from the growing public interest in their relationship. The couple also attended the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party together.

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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