The film's director, Genevieve Nnaji, followed up with some posts of her own.
The reason given for the disqualification was that it had too much English dialogue.
The movie which was directed by ace Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji according to the Los Angeles Times ran afoul of the academy rule which states that an worldwide feature film category must have "a predominantly non-English dialogue track".
Interestingly, the scrapping of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is also being discussed, as English is supposed to be our official language. Film Festival and is now available on Netflix.
The best foreign language film category was changed ahead of the 2020 awards to best worldwide feature film, with the Academy saying that the reference to "foreign" was "outdated within the global filmmaking community".
From being the first Nigerian movie on Netflix to that famous interview with Richard Quest on 'Quest Means Business' on CNN, it was obvious Genevieve wasn't joking.
"2/2 It's no different to how French connects communities in former French colonies".
This drop by the Oscars has reduced the number of films competing for the award to 92 from what had been a record 93 entries.
She added that "we did not choose who colonised us". Nominations for the 92nd Oscars will be announced on January 13, 2020.
Lionheart passed on other technical requirements from story, to sound and picture except for language as adjudged by the Academy screening matrix, which was a challenge for the committee at a time.
Nigeria's first film to ever be sent for consideration at the Academy Awards has been kicked out of the race.
"Lionheart" was recently selected by the NOSC and submitted to represent the country at the award event to be held on February 9, 2020, in Los Angeles, United States. "This is an eye-opener and a step forward into growing a better industry".