Mark Rylance says he won’t be attending this year’s Oscars and admits he finds the annual ceremony “really boring”.
he starred in the Netflix environmental disaster comedy Don’t Look Up, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence.
He plays the quirky billionaire, tech entrepreneur Peter Isherwell, who stops the destruction of the earth-destroying comet in order to mine it for precious elements.
The film was nominated for several awards, including best picture, at this year’s Oscars.
Mark previously won Best Supporting Actor in 2016 for his performance in Bridge of Spies.
But telling Radio Times, Mark said: “I don’t think the awards are a serious mark of the greatest or most inspiring, but it’s a pleasure to be celebrated.
“I’m not going this year. Honestly, they’re really boring.”
When asked if his award would be on display at his home, he said: “I don’t like to splurge on things like that.
“It’s been in a box for a long time. I think it’s on the shelves now.”
The 94th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on March 27 this year.
Read the full article in this week’s Radio Times.
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