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: Although rewarded fairly well at the Oscars, earning an award for its screenplay and nominations for Picture, Director, and actors Thomas Haden Church and Virginia Madsen, the film surprisingly missed a nomination for Paul Giamatti's lead performance.
Genius Bonus: An incredibly ironic joke in the film's final minutes. Miles, in the throes of depression, opens his prized vintage wine, a 1961 Chateau Cheval Blanc. It's made from Cabernet Franc and Merlot, two grapes Miles had verbally trashed during the film.
Frass Canyon, the vineyard Miles trashes and where he gets the news that his book had been rejected, is this plus Meaningful Name: the word "frass" means insect waste material.
Squick: Miles drinking from the spit bucket at Frass Canyon.