Mark Rylance says he will not attend the Academy Awards this year, and admitted he finds the annual Oscars ceremony "really boring".

The actor stars in the environmental catastrophe comedy Don’t Look Up, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence.

He plays quirky billionaire tech entrepreneur Peter Isherwell, who prevents destruction of the earth-destroying comet in order to mine it for precious elements.

The film is nominated for several awards, including best picture, at this year’s Oscars.

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Rylance has previously won the best supporting actor in 2016 for his performance in Bridge of Spies.

But speaking to the Radio Times, he said: "I don’t think awards are a serious marker of what the greatest or most inspiring things are, but it’s nice to be celebrated.

"I won’t be going this year. To be honest, they’re actually really boring."

Asked if his award was on display at his home, he said: "I don’t like to be ostentatious about that kind of thing.

"It was in a box for a long time. I think it’s now on a shelf."

The 94th Academy awards is due to take place this year on March 27.