Matt Smith showed off his newly shorn head as he posed alongside his Doctor Who co-star Jenna-Louise Coleman at the Peabody Awards in New York.

The 31-year-old actor has shaved off his signature floppy hair and toned up for his role as Bully in Ryan Gosling's first film, How To Catch A Monster, currently shooting in Detroit, Michigan.

The Doctor Who stars were joined by the BBC show's writer/executive producer Steven Moffat at the glitzy event at the Waldorf-Astoria, where the "seemingly immortal" sci-fi series was awarded the Institutional Peabody Award for "for evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe".

Filmmaler Judd Apatow - who picked up an award for Girls, which he is executive producer on - revealed his inner geek in his acceptance speech, saying: "It is an honour to be among you. I just peed next to Doctor Who and I'm very excited right now."

Girls, which was created by and stars Lena Dunham, was singled out for its "decidedly unglamorous take on sex and the single girl" and it was said that the "city reverberates with anxiety, angst, insight and rueful humour".

Ben McKenzie, Regina King, Shawn Hatosy, and C Thomas Howell were honoured for their now-cancelled gritty cop drama Southland, which was celebrated for "focusing on characters whose personalities have become more nuanced by the season".

The annual Peabody Awards, now in their 72nd year, celebrate the best in electronic media, including television, radio and cable.