Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, was big winner at the 86th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, was big winner at the 86th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.Reuters

Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, was big winner at the 86th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The space adventure film, starring Sandra bullock and George Clooney as astronauts, who struggle to survive in a space shuttle damaged in a botched Russian missile shot. The movie was nominated for ten Academy Awards, out of which it won seven, including Best director, Best original score and Best cinematography.

The 52-year-old Mexican director talked about the grueling process to make the film in his acceptance speech, saying, "Making a film can be a transformative experience and I want to thank 'Gravity' because for many of us involved in this film it was definitely a transformative experience."

To celebrate the win, NASA posted photos of space and of astronauts congratulating the movie crew.

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

Scroll down to take a look at photos of space.