Research Log – Awards – George Lucas

Source: IMDb

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Short description: A list of all of George Lucas’ most credible awards and nominations.

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George Lucas has won 54 awards and been nominated for 33 awards during the span of his career in film. Some of his most notable awards and nominations are:

Academy Awards (Oscars)

  • 1974 – Nominated – Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced, and Best Director – American Graffiti
  • 1978 – Nominated – Best Director, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen – Star Wars (1977)

Golden Globes  

  • 1974 – Nominated – Best Director – American Graffiti
  • 1978 – Nominated – Best Director – Star Wars

BAFTA Awards

  • 2002 – Britannia Award – Excellence in Film

Guinness World Record Award

  • 1982  – Won – First Star Wars videogame – Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
  • 1996 – Won – Largest film merchandising campaign – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
  • 1997 – Won – Biggest opening weekend ever for a re-released film – Star Wars,  Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
  • 2000 – Won – Highest-grossing space-opera movie – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
  • 2005 – Won – Largest simultaneous premiere – territories – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
  • 2007 – Won – Most successful action-figure range, Most spoofed film series – Star Wars
  • 2011 – Won – Largest fortune made from a film franchise – Star Wars
  • 2011 – Won – Largest entertainment voice-over project – Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • 2012 – Won – Most prolific video game series based on a licensed property – Star Wars
  • 2013 – Won – Highest box office film gross average for a director (male) – THX 1138, American Graffiti, Star Wars, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
  • 2015 – Won – Highest box-office gross for a screenwriter – Star Wars, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,  Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • 2016 – Won – Most successful book series based on a film series – Star Wars
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