Alex Gibey has been named the WGAW’s 2014 Paul Selvin Award honouree for his screenplay for We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks.

This marks the first time in Writers Guild Awards history that a documentary has received the Selvin Award.

Gibney and his work will be recognized at the 2014 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on February 1.

The award is named after the late WGAW counsel Paul Selvin and is presented to a WGA member “whose script best embodies the spirit of constitutional and civil rights and liberties.”