TORONTO – It’s high praise, indeed: astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) congratulated Gravity on its Oscar wins Sunday night.

Gravity won a total of seven Academy Awards on Sunday night, including Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón); Visual Effects, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Cinematography; Film Editing and Original Score (Steven Price).

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The film is about two astronauts, played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, who are stranded in space after their space shuttle is damaged by debris from satellites that collided.

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Though the film is rife with scientific inaccuracies, many astronauts have said that the special effects — from the tools used, to the interior of the ISS — were highly detailed and accurate. The film made $705 million worldwide.

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The film used real images taken from space. On Monday, NASA created a Flickr gallery of images entitled “Gravity – NASA’s Real-Life Images from Space.”

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