Zach Galifianakis

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It's nice to see that the Mel Gibson cameo fiasco hasn't come between Zach Galifianakis and Hangover director Todd Phillips. If it has, they certainly weren't showing it last night.

How so? Read on to find out...

Phillips was the one who presented the funnyman with the Comedy Actor Award at the 14th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton hotel.

"I always thought the idea of having a muse was very sexy," Phillips said. "And in my head I imagined my muse would look like Mila Kunis or Rashida Jones. In fact, my muse looks like [comedy writer] Bruce Vilanch without the funny T-shirts. I'm really proud of him and I love him and he's my favorite comic actor."

It was Galifianakis who finally addressed—OK, more like alluded to—the Gibson problems. After proclaiming Phillips "the worst Jew in Hollywood," Galifianakis cracked, "that's an inside joke."

Earlier Monday, at the junket for Phillips and Galifianakis' soon-to-be released Due Date, the filmmaker told E! News that Gibson "would have crushed it" and said he was surprised people didn't have more empathy for the actor.

Just days before it was revealed that Gibson would be making a cameo as a Bangkok tattoo artist in the Hangover sequel, Galifianakis complained in a Comedy Death-Ray podcast: "A movie you're acting in, you don't have a lot of control—you just show up and vomit your lines out. I'm not the boss. I'm in a deep protest right now with a movie I'm working on, up in arms about something. But I can't get the guys to [listen]…I'm not making any leeway."

He was obviously heard—Phillips replaced Gibson late last week with Liam Neeson.

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