News from Hollywood: The meltdown may have finally cost someone an Oscar. The studios’ push to save money has led to the delay of at least three films: The Road, The Soloist, and Defiance. All three will likely have limited runs in 2008, or else be pushed to 2009, which will hurt or kill the Oscar prospects of their stars. The Soloist has Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. in plum roles. The Hollywood Reporter points out that the beneficiary of the delay, ironically, could be Downey Jr., whose Ironman turn now has better odds.