If a word in a clue is abbreviated, the answer is usually an abbreviation.

Example: [UK award] is OBE

First Names

Clues that only mention a first name of a character and ask for the actor, or vice-versa, usually want a first name for an answer.

Example: [Obi-Wan portrayer] is EWAN

Similarly, if a first name of comparative example is given, the answer is probably a first name.

Examples: [Benedict’s “The Imitation Game” co-star] is KEIRA