(Micah Fluellen/Los Angeles Times/LAT/Netflix/NBC/Disney+/USA Network) By Los Angeles Times Staff Dec. 11, 2020 3:04 PM PT FacebookTwitterShow more sharing optionsShareClose extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied!Print Movie theaters closed. Broadway went dark. Concert venues fell silent. But 2020 still led to some special projects in entertainment and arts. Here are some of our picks for the best of the year. Read more The best movies of 2020 — and where to find them Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Chang’s best movies of 2020 include ‘Nomadland,’ ‘First Cow’ and ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things.’ The 10 best games of 2020: In a pandemic year, play was a critical storytelling medium No game mattered as much to 2020 as “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.” But it’s not the only game that made an impact while COVID-19 kept us shut in. The 10 best books of 2020 The very best of the year, from authors including Natasha Trethewey, Rumaan Alam, Lily King, Douglas Stuart, Raven Leilani and James McBride. 10 great books that got lost in the noise of 2020 In a noisy 2020, it was too easy to overlook these 10 literary gems, from Miranda Popkey’s “Topics of Conversation” to Mieko Kawakami’s “Breasts and Eggs.” The 10 best albums of 2020: Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple, more Five women take the top 3 spots, with Taylor Swift’s quarantine album leading our year’s best. The 50 best songs of 2020 From Fiona Apple to Yves Tumor and a head-spinning assortment of artists and genres in between, these are, alphabetically ordered, our favorite songs of 2020. The 10 best L.A. albums of 2020 From homegrown jazz to furious punk to raw hip-hop recorded from prison, these 10 albums highlight L.A.'s creative spirit in a hard-scrabble year for musicians. The 10 best Latin music moments of 2020 It was the year Latinas took over the Super Bowl, and Bad Bunny — like everyone in quarantine — twerked alone. Best theater in 2020: In a year to forget, virtuoso performances to remember “West Side Story,” “Hamilton,” Laura Linney, Andrew Scott and “What the Constitution Means to Me,” the last of which gave us two reasons to applaud. Best classical music of 2020: 10 heroes who came to our rescue in a horrendous year This year’s list is devoted to pandemic doers: Dudamel, Salonen, Sharon. Gehry, Borda, Kopatchinskaja, Sorey, Gupta, Grazinyte-Tyla and Edmunds. Ali: The 10 best TV shows of 2020 TV critic Lorraine Ali chooses the best TV shows of 2020. Lloyd: The 10 best TV shows of 2020 TV critic Robert Lloyd chooses the best TV shows of 2020.