The following guidelines for each category are not necessarily definitive. Due to varying credit terminology in different countries or companies, as well as the extended collaboration involved in team productions, the determination of proper eligible award recipients can be quite challenging. Accomplishing this goal requires the Academy to commit to a workable but imperfect process.

The following guidelines shall serve as a first step in that process, for which the Academy welcomes any participation. Individuals that are most likely to be eligible for an award statuette are those with credited titles that are listed below as