At the 96th Academy Awards, powerful symbols of unity and advocacy echoed the urgent plea for an immediate and lasting ceasefire in Gaza.

Several high-profile celebrities took a powerful stance for Gaza at the 96th Academy Awards. Wearing red pins designed by Artists4Ceasefire, these stars supported the campaign’s call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire.

The red pins, featuring an orange hand with a black heart inside, surrounded by a red circle, became a noticeable symbol on the Oscars red carpet. Billie Eilish, Mark Ruffalo, and others proudly wore these pins as a collective show of solidarity.

Here is a list of celebrities who wore the red pins in support of immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza

١. Actor Ramy Youssef

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Dressed in a striking custom Zegna thobe, the Egyptian-American actor passionately called for safety and lasting justice for the Palestinian people, amplifying the message with his red pin.

“We’re all calling for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza. We’re calling for the safety of everyone involved. We really want lasting justice and peace for the Palestinian people,” 

– Ramy Youssef in a red carpet interview.

٢. Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell

Among the well known figures supporting the cause were Billie Eilish and her singer-songwriter brother Finneas, who were nominated for Best Original Song for “What Was I Made For” from the Barbie soundtrack.

٣. Riz Ahmed, Ava DuVernay, & Mark Ruffalo

Director Ava DuVernay graced the red carpet in a breathtaking baby blue Louis Vuitton gown, “pinpointing” her support for Gaza by proudly wearing the Artists4Ceasefire pin. Riz Ahmed and Mark Ruffalo took the spotlight as they stood united in their commitment to peace, proudly donning the red pins as they attended Oscar night.

٤. Quannah Chasinghorse

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Indigenous model and actress Quannah Chasinghorse made a notable appearance, in a red gown and proudly wearing the red pin. Her presence showcased the diversity of support for a ceasefire, bringing attention to the cause in a simple yet impactful manner.

٥. Mahershala Ali

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Mahershala Ali is an American actor. He has received multiple accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. He was also one of the figures who proudly wore the red pins.

٦. Actor Eugene Leen Yang

Eugene Lee Yang from The Try Guys made a bold fashion choice in a stunning custom Walter Mendez red gown. His attire was not only a fashion statement but also a powerful expression of support for a ceasefire, symbolized by the striking red pin.

٧. Swann Arlaud and Milo Machado-Graner: Oscar Nominees for Peace

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From the film Anatomy of a Fall, nominated for Best Picture, Swann Arlaud and Milo Machado-Graner elevated the message by incorporating the Palestinian flag into their tuxedos, proudly wearing the red pins on Hollywood’s grandest stage.

Leen is a writer, designer and creative director, holding a fashion design degree from ESMOD. She is currently pursuing an MBA in fashion management, specializing in luxury, in Paris. Living in various Western and Eastern locales, Leen writes on fashion, culture, and lifestyle at KHAMSA as she interns in the editorial department.