10/29/2012 at 06:00 AM EDT
Honest Abe was a hit!
and Gayle King attended Time
magazine's screening of Lincoln
and Q&A in New York City on Thursday.
Winfrey and King weren't the only celebrities at the event – Bill O'Reilly also came out to see Daniel Day-Lewis in the biopic.
"Oprah stayed through the entire film and Q&A with Daniel Day-Lewis and director Steven Spielberg," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She ran out after calling for Steven and rushed up the escalator to chat with the director!" (Spielberg gave WInfrey her very first big break, in The Color Purple
"Just saw Daniel Day-Lewis performance as LINCOLN .. PHENOMENAL!! Must, Must MUST see!" the OWN network powerhouse Tweeted Thursday
– Carlos Greer