“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:
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
Nominees: The Book Thief; Gravity; Her; Philomena; Saving Mr. Banks
Nominees: The Grandmaster; Gravity; Inside Llewyn Davis; Nebraska; Prisoners
Best film editing
Nominees: American Hustle; Captain Phillips; Dallas Buyers Club; Gravity; 12 Years a Slave
Best sound editing
Nominees: All Is Lost; Captain Phillips; Gravity; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; Lone Survivor
Best sound mixing
Nominees: Captain Phillips; Gravity; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; Inside Llewyn Davis; Lone Survivor
Best visual effects
Nominees: Gravity; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; Iron Man 3; The Lone Ranger; Star Trek Into Darkness