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Gravity wins seven Oscars and triggers NASA into revising space rescue plans

3 Mar 2014, 11:47 UTC
Gravity wins seven Oscars and triggers NASA into revising space rescue plans
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While our previous generally positive review of the film Gravity tipped Sandra Bullock for an Oscar for her performance in the space jeopardy movie Gravity, in the end, while she deservedly received an Academy Award nomination, Sandra Bullock lost out to Kate Blanchett in the Oscars’ Best Actress category.
Still from Gravity with the stress of the situation shown Sandra Bullock’s character’s face. Courtesy: Warner Bros
However, the film did win the best director Oscar for Alfonso Cuarón as well as six other Oscars for nearly all the technical categories (as we predicted) including best visual effects, best sound editing, best sound mixing, best cinematography, best film editing, best original score. So congratulations to all those winners.
Perhaps more importantly, as reported by the Sunday Times, the film has acted as a driver for NASA and other space agencies along with the International Academy of Astronautics, to revise their plans to coordinate rescue attempts for stranded or imperilled astronauts and space tourists. That surely is this film’s great achievement.

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