These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Award Snub: Both Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight were nominated for Best Actor, only to lose to John Wayne (True Grit). The film still won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay, though. And Sylvia Miles was nominated Best Supporting Actress.
In the film, there's a scene where Voight speaks admiringly of John Wayne. Oh, the irony...
Awesome Music: The instrumental title theme, composed by John Barry and featuring the melancholy harmonica of Toots Thielemans, is touching all by itself.