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.
Kicking off the week with a massive movie event, the Walt Disney Pictures flick “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” rolled into the Dolby Theatre (and overflowed into the TCL Chinese and El Capitan theaters) last night (December 14).
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."