The host of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" expressed his own excitement at the announcement on social media.
"I'm so excited to be hosting The Golden Globes in January," he wrote before joking, "and I'm really looking forward to spending time with the Hollywood Foreign Press before Donald Trump has them all deported."
Fallon previously hosted the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards. He has presented various categories at the Golden Globes. He most recently appeared alongside actress Melissa McCarthy in 2014 when he presented Michael Douglas with the Golden Globe for Best Performance by An Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
British comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes awards ceremony this year. Comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the shows from 2013 to 2015.