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Mark Ruffalo 'Hulk' star calls Oscar boycott "powerful gesture"

Mark Ruffalo is struggling with whether or not to join other actors who are boycotting the Oscar Awards this year over the lack of "black" nominees.

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Mark Ruffalo is struggling with whether or not to join other actors who are boycotting the Oscar Awards this year over the lack of "black" nominees.

The 'Hulk' star, who's been nominated for 'Best Actor' this year,  admitted in two separate interviews this week that he's in deed sympathetic to people who are boycotting the movie event for the same reason.

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As we earlier reported, not a single black actor was nominated in any of the four major acting categories at the Oscars for the second year in a row. As to whether or not he’ll join the several other celebrities who insist they’re boycotting the awards show this year, Ruffalo told BBC News,  "I’m weighing it, yes. That’s where I’m at right now."

READ MORE: Jada Pinkett Smith says "Black entertainers don't have to beg for acknowledgements"

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 "I’m really sympathetic to what they’re doing. It’s something that I’m struggling with personally, to get behind this or not," Ruffalo told Sky News at the London premiere of his new movie 'Spotlight', for which he’s nominated, Ruffalo said of those boycotting.

READ MORE: Lupita Nyong'O says "I'm disappointed by lack of diversity at 2016 Oscars"

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Ruffalo’s film 'Spotlight' tells the true story of a group of journalists who uncovered wide-ranging child molestation within the Catholic Church. "The only reason I’m probably not going to take part in the boycott is because I’m representing another kind of victim," Ruffalo explained. “And the Oscars mean a lot to these people."

Watch Ruffalo’s two separate interviews in which he weighs in on the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity at this year’s Oscars.

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