As conceived by our staff writer and Awards Chair, Megan Hussey, the Lucindas started in 2015 as a social media-based alternative to the Oscars. We believe that not only do women in all areas of the movie industry need to be more widely recognized for their work but, also, that the spirit of competition undercuts the artistic value of their contributions. Our followers were encouraged to submit names of directors, writers, actresses, stunt women and others who distinguished themselves in the year in film in 2014. Everyone nominated was considered a winner and given a nod on our winners post. Some have also been profiled in depth with Megan Hussey's ongoing column. We look forward to expanding the Lucindas during the 2016 award season as a way to keep embracing the diversity and skill women all over Hollywood bring to films.