The upcoming awards are undeniable facing criticism for the lack of diversity in the nomination, whether the backlash is warranted or not, And the director George Lucas is giving his two cents on the ordeal.
And during his chat the “Star Wars” director slammed the Academy’s choice for all the nominees this year, Oscar- nomination process, “It’s a political campaign. It has nothing to do with artistic endeavor at all”.
He also responses to Gayle King’s question if he thought the nominations were a snub against “Selma’s” David Oyelowo. “Why do we elect people who drift toward not the most talented, best, and brightest we have in the country? It’s all political and I think it hurts everybody”.