The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey premiered in New York City last night — yay! that means it’s almost time to reveal it to the world! — and the stars gathered at the Ziegfeld Theatre in Midtown for the event.
Leading man Martin Freeman (Bilbo) joined costar Andy Serkis (Gollum), Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Richard Armitage (Thorin) and director Peter Jackson, along with former Lord of the Rings stars Liv Tyler, Elijah Wood and more.
Click the slideshow below to check out all the pics. The Hobbit hits theaters for the rest of us on Dec. 14, 2012.