* 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 ''Film/ErinBrockovich'' and ''Film/{{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.
* MemeticMutation: "I AM A GOLDEN GOD!"