- Awesome Music: Men of Harlech and the main theme by John Barry.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Color Sergeant Bourne. Mostly for his Someone Has to Do It attitude and being a Sergeant Rock.
- First Installment Wins: You may have noticed from the page description that this film actually had a sequel called Zulu Dawn. Its fair to say that not many people have seen it despite having some amazing battle scenes and generally being more historically accurate.
- Moment of Awesome: Basically everything Sgt. Bourne does.
- Corporal Ferdinand Schiess. Despite only having one good leg, he still enters the fight when the Zulus broke through some of the British defenses. He kills a number of Zulu, even using his crutch as a weapon, and saves Lt. Chard's life.
- Retroactive Recognition: Michael Caine!