Oscars 2014: NASA Tweets 'Gravity'-Inspired Photos From Space To Honor Award-Winning Film

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    A view of sunset from space. NASA
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    Earth as seen from International Space Station. NASA
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    The bright sun greets the International Space Station in this Nov. 22 scene from the Russian section of the orbital outpost, photographed by one of the STS-129 crew members. NASA
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    Expedition 35 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy (pictured) and Tom Marshburn (out of frame) completed a spacewalk at 2:14 p.m. EDT May 11, 2013 to inspect and replace a pump controller box on the International Space Station’s far port truss (P6) leaking ammonia coolant. NASA
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    Mission Specialist John Grunsfeld is positioned on a foot restraint on the end of Atlantis' remote manipulator system and Andrew Feustel (top center), mission specialist, participate in the mission's fifth and final spacewalk. NASA
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    Mission Specialist Andrew Feustel positioned on a foot restraint on the end of Atlantis' remote manipulator system moves the Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement (COSTAR) during the mission's third session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as work continues to refurbish and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA
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“Gravity,” directed by Alfonso Cuarón, won seven Oscars at the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, and when the Sandra Bullock-starrer was busy picking up awards at the Oscars, NASA was busy sharing real photos taken in space, which look like stills from the movie.

NASA used the hashtag #RealGravity to tweet a gallery of photos from space, showing astronauts working on the International Space Station, the Hubble telescope, and scenes of Earth from space. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in Maryland, also posted some stunning pictures on Flickr.

“Gravity,” starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, is a space drama that shows two astronauts and their attempts to return back to Earth after an accident in space. The film was nominated for 10 academy awards, out of which it won seven, including Best director, Best original score and Best cinematography.

"Congrats to all involved with #Gravity for all the Oscar wins! Thanks for igniting our minds to keep exploring," NASA tweeted on Monday, after the Oscars.

Check out the categories in which Gravity won:

Best director

WINNER: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Nominees: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity; Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave; Alexander Payne, Nebraska; David O. Russell, American Hustle; Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best original score

WINNER: Gravity

Nominees: The Book Thief; Gravity; Her; Philomena; Saving Mr. Banks

Best cinematography

WINNER: Gravity

Nominees: The Grandmaster; Gravity; Inside Llewyn Davis; Nebraska; Prisoners

Best film editing

WINNER: Gravity

Nominees: American Hustle; Captain Phillips; Dallas Buyers Club; Gravity; 12 Years a Slave

Best sound editing

WINNER: Gravity

Nominees: All Is Lost; Captain Phillips; Gravity; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; Lone Survivor

Best sound mixing

WINNER: Gravity

Nominees: Captain Phillips; Gravity; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; Inside Llewyn Davis; Lone Survivor

Best visual effects

WINNER: Gravity

Nominees: Gravity; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; Iron Man 3; The Lone Ranger; Star Trek Into Darkness

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