* Mozart may be an annoying, rude, mischievous, brat of a ManChild, but that doesn't overshadow his genius. He was able to repeat and improve Salieri's welcome march by ear mere minutes after hearing it (and hearing it performed badly, at that). He manages to convince Emperor Joesph to let him perform ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro''. When his dad dies, what does he do to show his grief? Creates the world's first darkest opera in the form of ''Theatre/DonGiovanni''. Last but not least he was determined to play through ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'' until he passes out.
** Not only that but as impulsive and carefree and immature he was, he took his work very seriously.
* As wicked as it was, Salieri's scheme was ''[[MagnificentBastard brilliant]]''.
* The film itself was nominated for ''eleven'' Academy Awards (and six Golden Globes) and won eight (and four, respectively). F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce were ''both'' nominated for 'Best Actor' (with Abraham winning); while it's not the only film to have accomplished this, it remains the most recent, with no other film in the more than ''thirty years'' since its release accomplishing it again.
* The ''Confutatis'' composition scene. In order to get the impression Salieri did not understand Mozart's genius, Tom Hulce deliberately began skipping lines in order to confuse F. Murray Abraham. And Abraham played right along with it, giving us the scene we know today.