Space movie Gravity has won seven Oscars with the help of Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) graduates.

BU and AUB graduates worked for Visual Effects company Framestore on Gravity

BU and AUB graduates worked on visual effects for Gravity ©Warner Brothers

The students worked for British visual effects company Framestore on the movie.

Gravity – directed by Alfonso Cuarón – won a technical award for Best Visual Effects, following a BAFTA in the same category last month and numerous wins throughout awards season.

Ten Animation and Film Production students from AUB were employed by Framestore to work on the film, as were graduates and lecturers from Bournemouth University’s MA Digital Effects course.

Gravity also won Oscars in Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Film Editing and Cinematography, as well as Best Original Score and Best Director.

It was the main winner on the night, converting almost every single one of its ten nominations into a victory.

The Framestore team expressed their delight at the film’s success on Twitter.

“Even Bono can’t take the shine off this,” they commented.

“We’re going to need more champagne.”

The Oscars 2014 were held last night at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, rewarding the best films of 2013.

12 Years A Slave picked up the prizes for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay, with Dallas Buyers Club also winning three prizes.

The Rock provided all-night coverage of the awards via a live blog.