Thanks to ringer spy Kotukunui sends in some pics from the Queenstown Hollywood Ball. In attendance were our very own hobbits Elijah Wood (Frodo), Billy Boyd (Pippin), Dominic Monaghan (Merry), Sean Astin (Sam) and their Elf-Friend Orlando Bloom (Legolas).

I managed to get some quick vidcaps of TV3’s coverage of the LOTR stars at the Queenstown Winter Festival Hollywood Ball. I apologise for the poor quality, but I was caught unawares while channel surfing and had to just make quick with my remote and jam it onto my poor old VHS VCR.

The first image shows Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom and Dominic Monaghan making their entrance. The second is Billy Boyd closing in to give the camera some tonsil viewing action. Third image is of Sean Astin. He looks a bit tired. I assume it’s just from a long flight and a hectic schedule. I hope he gets a chance to get some rest. Fourth image is Elijah during a short interview. He says that filming is going well and that coming off a month’s vacation has him raring to go again . Fifth is Orlando “The Mohawk” Bloom apologising for his friend’s (Boyd) behaviour.