The thing about Tár is this: I think it is extremely well-composed and extraordinarily directed . . . but I don't like the script. And in a way, I feel like it's kind of appropriate for the subject matter of the film. Imagine if a conductor on Lydia Tár's level had to conduct a shoddily composed piece. We wouldn't fault the conductor for that. Yes, Field also wrote the film and I ding him for that, but I feel like the directorial eye of the film is strong enough that I have no qualms with nominating him here.