Today in Events: Airlines are Working to Court Major Event Attendees, BAFTA Award Nominees Announced With a Side of Controversy, GLAAD Set to Honor Taylor Swift and Janet Mock

1. AIRLINES ARE WORKING TO COURT MAJOR EVENT ATTENDEES: Getting creative in their effort to capture more business, airlines are boosting their lift into destinations during major events happening there, and some are offering added services this week in Las Vegas during C.E.S., one of the world’s most influential technology events, which started Tuesday. CNBC: “Airlines, enjoying a decade-long stretch of profitability and better planning technology, are chasing trendy destinations and special events, an effort to capture high-paying customers that need to get to big trade shows like the Consumer Electronics Show, championship games, or even the new ‘it’ city. American, Delta, and United are among the airlines that have added service or added capacity through larger aircraft to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show. Some services extend to the airport. Delta, for example, whose C.E.O. Ed Bastian is delivering a keynote address at C.E.S. on Tuesday, is providing C.E.S. badge pickup for attendees flying Delta at airports in Seattle, San Jose, California, and at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The airline also added capacity to Las Vegas from London, Paris, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul for the event.”

2. BAFTA AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED WITH A SIDE OF CONTROVERSY: Just two days after British talent dominated the winners at the Golden Globes, the British Academy has revealed the nominees for its upcoming film awards. Joker came out on top, with 11 nominations, followed by The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with 10 nominations each. Sam Mendes's 1917, a big winner at the Globes, came in next with nine nominations. But the nominee announcement quickly was met with criticism for a lack of diversity among those being honored. The award ceremony will be at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 2. The Hollywood Reporter: “BAFTA will likely face a headache after it emerged that this year's main acting categories failed to include a single person of color at the same time as no female filmmakers made it onto the directors' shortlist. … In terms of distributors, Netflix led the charge with 23 nominations, including 10 for The Irishman and five each for Marriage Story and The Two Popes, followed by Sony with 16, with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood accounting for 10.”

3. GLAAD SET TO HONOR TAYLOR SWIFT AND JANET MOCK: Glaad will honor Taylor Swift and Janet Mock at the 31st annual Glaad Media Awards on April 16, the L.G.B.T.Q. advocacy organization announced Tuesday. Swift will receive the Vanguard Award for allies who have made an impact in promoting acceptance of L.G.B.T.Q. individuals. Mock will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak award, given to a L.G.B.T.Q. media professional who ardently promotes acceptance. The ceremony will be held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Billboard: “Swift has used her massive platform to advocate for the L.G.B.T.Q. community a number of times in the past year. At the beginning of Pride month, the songstress wrote a letter to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, urging him to support the Equality Act. She followed it up with a petition, which now has more than half a million signatures, to include her fans in supporting the Equality Act.”