Swedish and American Joel Kinnaman known for such blockbusters as The Killing, Safe House and RoboCop was the 2014 recipient of the Eliason Merit Award. Swedish hip hop icon Timbuktu with Damn! and soul-filled singer Beldina were performing at the event. The Eliason Merit Award is an annual event honoring Swedes that have contributed towards strengthening Swedish-American relations in the areas of commerce, culture, science and art. The Eliason Merit Award, named in honor of the late Sven A. Eliason, who through his work for Swedish-American causes exemplified the requirements for the award, is presented by the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles, www.sacc-la.org Photography by Kerstin Alm (Eliason Award winner 2008) www.mamarazzi.us.com