Rush, Dallas Buyers Club, Head Universal Pictures and Focus Features Golden Globe Nominations

Universal Pictures and Focus Features will each be represented once again at the Golden Globe Awards when they air Jan. 12 on NBC.

Director Ron Howard's Rush, which dropped viewers into the guts and glamour of the Formula One racing circuit of the 1970s, earned a pair of nominations, including one for Best Motion Picture - Drama. Daniel Bruhl, who portrayed Austrian racing superstar Niki Lauer, was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a drama.

Dallas Buyers Club, which created award-season buzz even before it hit theaters earlier this fall, is up for two Golden Globes, including a Best Motion Picture - Actor nomination for Matthew McConaughey (pictured) for his role as AIDS patient Ron Woodroof. Jared Leto earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination for the same film.

In addition to the critically acclaimed dramas, the blockbuster hit Despicable Me 2, from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment, earned a Best Animated Feature nomination.

The 2014 Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, air Sunday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. on NBC.