Other nominations went to “A Place at the Table,” “Far Out Isn’t Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story,” “Life According to Sam” and “Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington.”
“We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” tracks the organization founded by Julian Assange, and people involved in the collection and distribution of secret information and media by whistleblowers. Gibney wrote and directed the film, which debuted at Sundance and was released this summer by Focus with a $166,000 gross in the U.S.
Participant Media produced “A Place at the Table,” an exploration of hunger in the U.S. directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. Magnolia handled the U.S. release, which grossed $231,378.
Sebastian Junger’s film “Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington” was produced in conjunction with HBO Documentary Films and details risks of working in war zones as a combat journalist.
None of the five PGA nominees were tapped for the five announced Tuesday for the Independent Spirit awards and for the Intl. Documentary Assn.’s quintet.
The PGA did not disclose the names of the nominated producers, noting that those are being determined and will be revealed on Jan. 2 along with its feature film nominations. Winners will be announced Jan. 19 at the PGA’s 25th awards ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Malik Bendjelloul’s “Searching for Sugar Man” took the PGA’s documentary trophy and went on to win the Oscar this year.
The TV Series/Specials and Digital Series nominees will be announced on Dec. 3 and all other nominations will be announced Jan. 2.