* AwardSnub: Despite the acclaim it received (including a special citation as Creator/RogerEbert's favorite film of 2000), the movie failed to receive a Best Picture nomination. Particularly notable as it still managed to win an Oscar for its Screenplay over ''Erin Brockovich'' and ''Gladiator'', which were both actual BP nominees that year (and in the case of the latter, the eventual winner).
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: All of it.
* FaceOfTheBand: Lampshaded, much to the chagrin of the band.
* HarsherInHindsight: Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman playing Lester Bangs. Both men died of drug overdoses.