Here's the thing about comedy: The truest jokes can often be painfully unfunny. Robert De Niro took off his gloves for his self-deprecating, occasionally politically charged acceptance speech of the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

"Thank you for this extraordinary honor. I was very, very moved when you made the annoucement two months ago, well before you had a chance to review 'Little Fockers.' I saw those. It's OK, we all have our jobs to do," De Niro said.

During his four minutes on stage, De Niro quipped that the Hollywood Foreign Press was getting deported, the TSA was bodyscanning Megan Fox and that he was putting out a box set of his worst films. So far, the Moviefone staff is split down the middle on whether it was hilarious and grounded or phony and awkward.

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