Brittany Huckabee, Independent Filmmaker and Malik Bendjellou, Director
A Scandinavian Pre-Oscar Celebration was an event that Moods of Norway hosted on February 23, 2013 in co-operation with the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles, Swedish Film Institute, Swedish Embassy in the U.S., Royal Norwegian Consulate General and Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce. It was a successful event before an exciting Sunday night for all our Swedish Nominees. They each won an Oscar Award at the 85th Academy Award.
Everyone wanted to be there to honor both the three Swedish Oscar Nominees Malik Bendjelloul, Per Hallberg and Paul N.J. Ottosson and the Norwegian cast and crew from “Kon-Tiki.” Gudrun Giddings, Film Producer and President of SACC-LA held a speech to thank and wish Malik Bendjelloul, Paul N.J. Ottosson and Per Hallberg luck, while Hadia Tajik, Norwegian Culture of Minister, held a speech on behalf of the Norwegian guests and the cast and crew from “Kon-Tiki” saying how important it is for her to be there to support Norwegian film.
Guests enjoyed drinks from Smirnoff, Peroni beer and champagne from Nicolas Feuillatte, French Polynesia-inspired food and home-made waffles.
Dolph Lundgren, Actor and Jenny Sandersson, Artist
Guest, Maja Sjödin, Agneta Sjödin, Swedish TV personality
and Marcus Kowal, Board Member
Gustaf Skarsgård, Actor
Paul N.J. Ottosson, Sound Editor with wife Karen Han
Per Hallberg, Sound Editor with daughter and wife Holly
Agnes Kittelsen and Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Actors
Guest, Paul N.J. Ottosson with wife Karen Han and Pia Lundgren, Head of International Department at Swedish Film Institute
Press clips: Svenska Dagbladet