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.
YMMV: Raging Bull
Award Snub: One of the more notorious ones. It won for Actor and Editing, but not for Director, Screenplay, or Picture.
Vindicated by History: When it came out, it received pretty mixed reviews and was snubbed by the Oscars. Now if you ask most critics what the best film from 1980s was, most of them will say Raging Bull. There are many who will also call it the best film of all time.
The Woobie: Vikki LaMotta, although if you were to give her a hug then Jake would probably fly into a rage and attack you and her both, because he is a Jerkass.
Jake is also a Jerkass Woobie when he ends up a washed up hack and does time in prison, averting sports movie sentimentalism by showing that Victory Is Boring. That he has to sell his title belt hammers it home. The fact that he comes out a changed man and finally owns up to being a colossal asshole doesn't hurt either.