George Lucas is an American film producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones.
The upcoming Academy Awards are undeniable facing criticsm for its lack of diversity in the nominated categories, and whether the backlash is warranted or not, Oscar-winning director George Lucas is giving his two cents on the ordeal.
During a chat with CBS This Morning, the "Star Wars" director slammed the Academy's choice for all-white actor nominees this year, stating the Oscar-nomination process, "It's a political campaign. It has nothing to do with artistic endeavor at all."