Daniel Day-Lewis' Abraham Lincoln wasn't the only ex-President in the house at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 13. Former Commander-in-Chief Bill Clinton also made an appearance, to introduce Steven Spielberg's acclaimed Best Picture contender, Lincoln. 

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A very surprised audience at the Beverly Hilton Hotel gave Clinton a standing ovation as he walked out onstage to talk about the film, which dramatizes Lincoln's efforts to abolish slavery. "A tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided Congress," the 42nd president began, describing his predecessor's battle to pass the 13th amendment.

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"I wouldn't know anything about that," he joked. The crowd roared with laughter, and several celebrities whipped out their cellphones to take pictures.

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Later, after he left the stage, Golden Globes co-host Amy Poehler had a bit of a fangirl moment herself. "Wow. What an exciting special guest," she gushed. "That was Hillary Clinton's husband!"

Added Tina Fey: "That was Bill Rodham Clinton!"

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Bill Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance at the Golden Globes to Introduce Lincoln